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LHC to start with 3.5 TeV beams August 6, 2009

Posted by apetrov in Particle Physics, Physics, Science.
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It looks like things at LHC are progressing quite fast. Last week, at DPF-2009, we heard a talk from  Lyn Evans that LHC will start in November with energies “as close as possible to, but not above 5TeV” per beam.  Now, Interactions.org reported that the start-up energy would be 3.5 TeV per beam.  I’m curious how many physics projections will need to be updated for this first lower-energy scenario. And when LHC will ramp up to full 7 TeV x 7 TeV design energy…

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