Sunday, 22 November 2009
Circulating beam in the LHC (take two)
So, there we go. Last friday 20th November beams circulated again inside the LHC, after one long year of reparations. Everyone is happy and bottles of champain (or cava) are being opened in the control rooms. In the picture you can see, besides the party atmosphere at the LHC control room, the first event displays from ATLAS, CMS and LHCb . The hundreds of tracks coming from the collimators where beams are splashed can be clearly seen in all of them. We are watching the first LHC data.
Commencing countdown, engines on...