Quite symbolically, on 5 July, the 10th anniversary of the Higgs boson discovery, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) detectors activated all subsystems and began recording high-energy collisions at the unparalleled energy of 13.6 TeV. The new season of physics has begun.
As reported by the CERN, along with an array of conferences, celebrations and events, after more than three years of advancement and maintenance work, the LHC has been restarted for the third time and it is set to run for almost four years at the record energy of 13.6 trillion electronvolts (TeV), thus facilitating greater precision and discovery potential. ‘Increased collision rates, higher collision energy, enhanced data readout and selection systems, new detector systems and computing infrastructure: all these factors indicate a promising physics season that will further expand the already very diverse LHC physics programme’, it was announced by the CERN.
A team of researchers from the Institute of Physics, Belgrade, which is to continue close cooperation with the CERN, as well as other Serbian physicists being a part of the CERN collaborations, will witness these exciting events that are expected in the largest European scientific experiment.