China To Lead The Way In Science With Super Collider By 2020

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New Facility developed to generate millions of Higgs Bosons

2020 is the date  that China plan to start developing the Worlds biggest Super Collider dwarfing the Large Hadron Collider at Cern in Switzerland. The Higgs Boson was discovered at the facility in Cern and it is thought that the new development in China will increase the understanding of the Higgs Boson. It’s sometimes referred to as the “God Particle” and the new facility will develop 7 times the energy of the Large Hadron Collider resulting millions of Higgs Bosons.

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The final concept design for the project is on track for completion by the end of 2016, Wang Yifang, director of the Institute of High Energy Physics at the China Academy of Sciences, told the China Daily.

The facility is expected to generate millions of Higgs bosons, far more than the current capacity of Cern’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where the particle’s existence was demonstrated in 2012.

Cern was quick to point to its own plans for a major upgrade to the LHC. It said it aimed for a tenfold increase by 2025 in the “luminosity” of the LHC, meaning the rate of particle collisions that the machine can generate.

“The LHC already delivers proton collisions at the highest energy ever,” Cern chief Rolf Heuer said in a statement.

“The High-Luminosity LHC will produce collisions 10 times more rapidly, increasing our discovery potential and transforming the LHC into a machine for precision studies: the natural next step for the high-energy frontier,” he insisted.

More than 230 scientists and engineers from around the world met at Cern this week to discuss the project, which would be operational from 2025, the organisation said on its website.

Cern said its upgrade would allow its giant lab – a 27-kilometre (17-mile) ring-shaped tunnel straddling the French-Swiss border – to produce 15m Higgs boson particles per year, compared with the 1.2m it generated in total between 2011 and 2012.

Planning for the Chinese project began in 2013, shortly after the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, according to slides from a presentation by Wang in Geneva that appeared on his institute’s website.

“This is a machine for the world and by the world: not a Chinese one,” he added, saying physicists from around the globe had travelled to China to help with the project.

The Large Hadron Collider – How does it work? Check out the video for the explanation:



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