The Large Hadron Collider is officially back online. While it has been down for the last two years being updated, researchers from Europe had hoped that they would be able to get the device running for another operation a few weeks ago – but that ultimately ended in needing to be tweaked further. The issues seem to be popping up more frequently, as of late, as researchers look at the potential for items that could lead to the reoccurrence of the big bang. While scientists aren’t trying to duplicate the event in scale – they are trying to duplicate the event itself.
That’s where the massive mile-plus-long collider comes into play. The LHC is amongst the leaders in being able to perpetuate something that hasn’t ever been done with much effectiveness, as scientists and researchers only recently figured out how such a thing could be done. Perhaps though one of the most interesting finds from doing more tests with this collider would be the ability to learn more about dark matter. Which is said to play a significant role in the universe. However, little is currently understood about it.
CERN, or the European Center for Nuclear Research points out that, “Today, CERN’s heart beats once more to the rhythm of the LHC.” This reveals just how important LHC is to the overall operation that CERN is trying to put fourth. If they are able to really begin maximizing the output of the scientific research in this category by using LHC then scientists around the world will be able to work more quickly to determine some of the answers to big mysterious in space.
Right now though, CERN warns that the device is still in a warm-up phase. They pointed out that it will take a few weeks for LHC to really heat up to the extent that it needs to be, and get their overall experiments off the ground and running. It is expected that within the next month, to two months that full-blown physics experiments will be able to take place inside of LHC.