LHC: On the way to new physics?

What the restart of the "world machine" could reveal about our universe

Twice as much energy as before - the upgraded LHC Daniel Dominguez, Maximilien Brice / CERN
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The time has come: The largest particle accelerator in the world is running again. In the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), protons will now collide with unprecedented levels of energy. With this, the physicists are penetrating previously unknown realms of physics. They hope that answers to the many open questions of our physical world view.

What does dark matter consist of? Why is gravity so different from the other basic forces? And how many Higgs bosons are there really? All these are questions to which the particle collisions in the LHC could provide an answer - at least many physicists hope. Because with the increased performance of the accelerator, they can now penetrate into completely new areas of particle physics.

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As of: 10.04.2015