March 23, 2010
For Immediate Release
Date set for first attempt at record-breaking collisions in the Large Hadron Collider
Reporters invited to watch from the Remote Operations Center at Fermilab
Batavia, Ill. – On Tuesday, March 30, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland will make their first attempt to achieve record-breaking particle collisions of 7 trillion electron volts, signifying the start of the research program for the world’s most powerful accelerator.
Reporters are invited to see the record-breaking collisions at the LHC Remote Operations Center at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab, in Batavia, Illinois. While scientists believe that the first 7 TeV collisions are likely to occur on March 30, this achievement could take hours or days.
On the day that the record-breaking collisions occur, live connections between CERN and Fermilab’s LHC Remote Operations Center will follow the action in Switzerland starting at 8:30 a.m. CDT . Reporters will have access to U.S. physicists involved in LHC research. Those physicists will explain the events and their significance for the field of particle physics. Fermilab will also show a live Webcast from CERN until 11:00 a.m. CDT.
If you would like to attend this event at Fermilab, please contact Elizabeth Clements (email@example.com) at 630-399-1777 or Rhianna Wisniewski (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 630-840-6733.
More information about U.S. participation in the LHC and its experiments is available at http://www.uslhc.us .
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