Scientists Restart CERN Collider in hunt for dark matter

Scientists have decided to restart the Large Hadron Collider to find out more about dark matter

(The necessary ingredients of a functioning refrigerator are thousands of magnets that work in an organized way to produce the desired result.)

Scientists restart CERN Collider: Scientists are flocking to CERN once again after they’ve conducted maintenance and upgrades, which were caused by the COVID-19 delays. The 27-kilometer Large Hadron Collider should be back online this week!

The LHC shut down after its successful second run and was postponed due to concern of a pandemic. This would be the third run that had to be put on hold in light of maintenance & upgrade work.

Now, three years later, the operation will be a complex procedure, and it’s not guaranteed to go off without any problems on the first try.

“It’s not flipping a button,” Rende Steerenberg, in charge of operations control from the control room, explains to Reuters. He says the process requires “a certain level of tension and nervousness.”

“In order for the beam to go around all these magnets, they need to play their parts and do things at the right time,” he continued

Materials inside the LHC will face a near 300-degree temperature swing, and the thousands of magnets used to concentrate particles into a tight beam will have to be carefully calibrated for everything to work.

From developing the “God particle” to discovering dark matter and learning about it

Scientists restart CERN Collider
Scientists restart CERN Collider

The Large Hadron Collider was first fired up in 2008 and a batch of collisions observed between 2010-and 2013 provided the first evidence of the Higgs boson particle, also known as the “God particle”, which is believed to have played a vital role in the formation of our reality.

CE RN has announced plans for its successor, the Future Circular Collider. The European physics lab is also planning to stop collaborating with Russia, which invaded Ukraine earlier this year.

Physicists hope the LHC will continue to enhance their insights into “ghost particles” and other mysterious phenomena.

Scientists at CERN are on the hunt for dark matter, a type of gas that is five times more prevalent than ordinary matter but has so far evaded direct detection. At this point in time, the LHC has mostly shown evidence for what it is.

A dark-matter theorist predicts that the Large Hadron Collider would uncover new physics and evidence of dark matter. Dark-matter theorists are hopeful that the LHC will detect a particle and push them towards completing their long search for elusive particles called weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) according to the article, one thing scientists know for sure is that dark matter appears to exist. There are reasons it is believed they can detect it and they are working with different theories on its potential particle interactions with ordinary matter.”

“All of the observed results have been consistent with models that don’t include dark matter, and give us important information as to what kinds of particles can no longer explain it,” he continued.

For its next run, the LHC will “increase the number of collisions drastically and therefore the probability of new discoveries.”

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