The Large Hadron Collider has been the subject of a few upgrades and maintenance processes in the past two years, as a short-circuit has affected the massive proton smasher badly. The mending seems to have been completed by the physicists in charge of the Large Hadron Collider, who are now confident that the world’s largest particle collider will be operational within the next few days. The Large Hadron Collider is one of the stars of the decade, as it encompasses the work of thousands of people who are trying to figure out the secrets of matter and of the Universe, using the collider. Being on halt for 2 years is a setback for scientists, but at least we have confirmation that the issue could be fixed and the Large Hadron Collider should be back on track in a matter of days.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research has announced yesterday evening that a metal bit that was causing the short-circuit within the large Hadron Collider magnets has been removed over time, and the gargantuan machine is once again fully operational. Today, CERN came forward and said that the Large Hadron Collider would be ready and operational in a couple of days, although they didn’t say how many days they were thinking about.
After the short-circuit, researchers and scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider, its circuits and its components are focusing increasingly more on good maintenance and timely identification of possible problems that the giant might encounter. Since the collider is one of the most important machinery on the planet when it comes to research in the field of physics, you can image the tension around the correct functioning of the device.
Once th Large Hadron Collider is back online, physicists and scientists will focus on working towards an answer to many of their fields’ questions involving matter, anti-matter, neutrinos and their interaction with other particles and many other complex things. During the two years in which the collider lay dormant, CERN worked on making the machine even more powerful and aimed for doubling its performance. The short-circuit happened in March, when the collider was supposed to go online. The biggest and most significant contribution of the Large Hadron Collider to the world of physics is that it provided proof of the Higgs boson to scientists, the particle that gives mass to matter. The discover is a Noel Prize winner in physics from 2013, and with the upgraded collider, CERN hopes to discover even more about the world we live in.