Physicists energized about restart of Large Hadron Collider

April 1, 2015 7:23 PM

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Physicists energized about restart of Large Hadron Collider

When Kevin McDermott and Susan Dittmer talk about what they might discover when their particle detector goes back online in Switzerland, it’s a little like talking to a 5-year-old on Christmas Eve.

There’s a twinkle in their eyes, and it’s hard to keep them from literally fidgeting in their seats. These Cornell physics graduate students have grand ideas for what they might find once their detector, the Compact Muon Solenoid at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), begins recording data again later ...

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