Hadron Collider at CERN Restarted After 3 Years

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which was built at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland to continue the search for a new force outside of the four fundamental forces in nature, has been restarted after 3 years of maintenance and repair work.

Cern machine with cables

In the written statement on CERN’s website, it was reported that the restart process was entered, as the two proton beams were rotated in opposite directions around the 27-kilometer ring of the LHC.

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Cern tunnel testing
Cern Tunnel

The Large Hadron Collider, which was established at CERN as a result of studies from 1998 to 2008 and is considered the largest and most powerful particle collider in the world, is located in a tunnel 175 meters deep and 27 kilometers long, near the French border in Geneva, Switzerland.

In the latest experiment with the collider, which was set up to investigate whether there is a new force other than the four fundamental forces in nature, a type of quaternary subatomic particle called ‘top quark’ was revealed.

CERN researchers stated that in the proton collisions in the Atlas experiments with the LHC in 2015–2018, four top quarks were observed with a standard deviation close to what was previously predicted in the Standard Model theory in physics.