LHC – operating until the end of 2012
LHC is the largest and most energetic particle accelerator in existence.
. from the European research center, Cern, that for the period between 2011 and 2012 the accelerator will work with low energies, 3.5 TeV ( 3.5 teraelectron-volt).
In a statement by CERN’s director of accelerators, Steve Mayer, “If the LHC continues this way and performs as well in 2011 as it did in 2010, it will be an exciting year.”
It was in the team’s interest that the “Large Hadron Collider” be in operation by the end of 2011 and only in the following year would the technical pause come so that it could work with high energies, of 7 TeV.
As the team of scientists got a “good run” of the accelerator in 2010, they decided to rethink the break date by a year to gather more data.