Research Insights - May 01, 2015

LHC is Back, with Big Data!

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is inside a 27 km tunnel 100 meters underground as indicated by the circle shown. The Geneva airport runway in Switzerland is on the right.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland, the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, is back in operation on 5 April 2015 and steps into its Run II era. The Joint Consortium for Fundamental Physics comprising representatives from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is the Hong Kong cluster of this massive project.

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