Celebrate the start of the 2012 LHC run with LHC experiments!

Participate in a special Hangout On Air from the +CMS Experiment, +ATLAS Experiment and +CERN control rooms, as we celebrate the re-start of the Large Hadron Collider in 2012, when the machine will operate at higher energies than ever before! Join us at the start of the year of discovery, and see where some of the world’s highest-energy particle physics experiments take place and ask questions to the scientists who conduct them.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the world’s biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, spanning the border between Switzerland and France. The LHC accelerates protons to nearly the speed of light and then smashes them together inside detectors like CMS some 40 million times a second to produce fantastic particles, many of which haven’t been around since the Big Bang.

CMS and ATLAS are the two general-purpose experiments at the LHC, located diametrically opposite each other on the 27-km ring. Both are hot on the trails of particles such as the Higgs boson, and are searching for signs of Supersymmetry and any exotic physics Nature has to offer.

Want to know what the differences and similarities between CMS and ATLAS are? Curious about the benefits of operating the LHC at 8 TeV and the challenges involved in it? Want an inside peak at the nerve centres of the LHC and its general-purpose experiments?

Comment below the original post by CMS (https://plus.google.com/104252363924132346643/posts/gJe2hbvrJ95) and send us your questions, telling us why you would like to participate! A few of you will be invited to join the Hangout.

Be sure to add +CMS Experiment, +ATLAS Experiment and +CERN to your circles in order to be a part of this experience.

Important details:
The Hangout will be streamed live on the +CMS Experiment page.
Date: 4th April, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 16:00 – 17:30 Central European Summer Time (UTC +2) | Start times around the world: http://timeanddate.com/s/27zc

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