Large Hadron Collider - the world's largest particle accelerator - restarted after repairs, which lasted a year. It has renewed the motion of particles
Moscow. November 21st. INTERFAX.RU - The world's largest particle accelerator - the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - After last for one year repair re-launched. This was reported by the BBC, with reference to the representative of the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.
The cost of repairs amounted to 23 million euros. Now Collider is OK, it has renewed the motion of particles. CERN experts intend to gradually increase the velocity of the particles. It is expected that in 2010 the LHC will work very intensively and could allow scientists to make several important observations. Next stop is planned accelerator to engineers were able to improve the collider, after which the device will be able to operate at full capacity.
It was after this, scientists intend to use the collider to determine how the universe was created. For the first time the LHC was launched in September last year.
Nobel Laureate in Physics David Gross (USA) in September said that the launch of the LHC will give a new impetus to the development of fundamental science. "We look forward to working with the Hadron Collider in November. We hope it will make the unseen to this study and will open a new world of physics, "- said the scientist at the meeting of Nobel laureates with students and faculty of St. Petersburg State University (SPSU) on Friday.
According to Gross, the collider will make "such discoveries, which we did not even suspect, and overcome the barriers faced by fundamental physics today».
The Large Hadron Collider was built on a 100-meter depth under the border of France and Switzerland and is a 27-kilometer circular tunnel, which is set particle accelerator in the form of a giant pipe.