LHC meets great success

March 30, 2010

The Boston University Physics Department joins in celebrating with our research groups both in Atlas and CMS the great success of the Large Hadron Collider, which ran at 7 TeV earlier today. You can read the official CERN press release on their website and find more information on their LHC First Physics website.

Our first group of undergraduate juniors in the BU/UniGe program were working on the experiments in Geneva today. They are, from left to right, Max Yellen, Chelsea Bartram, Mike Lloyd, Michael Hedges, Andrea Welsh, Elim Cheung, Ashley Rubinstein. Behind them are photos of the CMS detector and TV monitors of the CMS Control Rooms.

Here in Boston, we also assembled to watch the news come in as it happened as a community. Furthermore, our own Professor Tulika Bose was interviewed by the BBC, which you can replay online at their website. You can also read more about the event at BU Today.