Geneva, Switzerland (March 30, 2010) At 1:06 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) today, the first protons collided at 7 TeV in the Large Hadron Collider. These first collisions, recorded by the LHC experiments, mark the start of the LHC’s research program. Animation of the first reconstructed 7 TeV events seen by ALICE can be found on YouTube. For more information about this milestone event and American participation – including involvement by staff members of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, read the press releases below.
Physics Begins at the Large Hadron Collider
Text of the press release issued by Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermilab: