CERN’s LHC (Large Hadron Collider) went through a process of beam attenuation since powering up over the past 2 months. Today, June 3 2015, CERN went into full operation using 13 TeV ( teraelectron volts ) of power, a #new #world #record. A “tera” electron volt is a measurement in the trillions of volts.
13 TeV = 13,000,000,000,000 volts. 🙂
Hope that is easy to understand for my non-physics non-quantum mechanic non-electrician viewers !! LOLOLOL .. which is something most of us aren’t (including me). Who can understand such power expressed in numbers/text?
The experiments done today, involving the first attenuated + stable beams at full power, proved fully “successful”.
Credit for the video to the CERN team.. animation and dubstep music come from CERN directly:
Full website post here with links to monitor the experiments live:
(update: I don’t know why copy-paste broke that link. Sorry)
Live feeds to CERN here:
… and no, at last report, there were no observations of black holes forming north of Paris. *grin*