First Collisions at 7 TeV
posted by: dberry
Today (30/03/2010) at approximately 12:57 (CEST) CMS recorded it’s first collision at 7 TeV. This is an important mile stone because the LHC has reached its target energy. Throughout the next 18 months the LHC will remain at this energy and it will slowly increase its luminosity. These next 18 months will allow CMS to rediscover the standard model, and this process will allow us to understand detector performance. You can see the control room live here, live event displays here, and an image of one of the first events below.