One of the most discussed topics in a scientific light this summer became a range of speculation, facts, versions and assumptions associated with running the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - the most powerful in history particle accelerator. The sceptics and pessimists confidently LHC tool called the"Apocalypse", because immediately after its launch (in scenario wishing to see the end of the world) Collider will have to support education black hole, which will destroy our entire planet.
Nevertheless, held the other day test Large Hadron Collider to anything that has not led. At the weekend, scientists European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) have carried out several tests, which verified synchronization and proton collider supersinhrotrona (SPS) - pre-elementary particle accelerator. At that time, the beam of protons close to the speed of light, introduced in one of the eight sectors (octant) collider.
Recall that the first launch Large Hadron Collider is scheduled for September 10 this year. For technical and other reasons the date was postponed many times. At this time puchek would pass across the contour collider.
For reference, Large Hadron Collider construction began 7 years ago. With it, scientists are planning to get answers to many questions. One of the most important and significant tasks - obtaining information about the so-called Higgs boson, predicted the British physicist Peter Higgs in the second half of the twentieth century.