The world’s biggest particle smasher was set Wednesday to start unprecedented experiments after a two-year upgrade to crank up energy levels to enable it to hopefully unlock more mysteries of the universe.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which was used to prove the existence of the Higgs Boson — which confers mass and is also known as the God particle — was undergoing last-minute checks and being readied for a new phase of experiments.
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said everything was so far going according to plan at the giant lab, a 27-kilometre (17-mile) ring-shaped tunnel straddling the French-Swiss border.
“The LHC Operations team is increasing the energy of both beams to 6.5 teraelectonvolts (TeV),” a live blog by CERN said.
“The Operations team is preparing to refill the LHC once more,” it added.
On May 20, the LHC broke the record for energy levels colliding protons at 13 TeV for the first time.
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