Posted on November 28, 2022 | At 12:30 p.m
GENEVA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – November 28, 2022) The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) stopped the operation of its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Monday, two weeks before the original schedule in an effort to conserve energy amid increased risks. Lack of electricity.
The decision was announced in early October. CERN also said that accelerator activity will decrease by 20% in 2023.
CERN is the largest high-energy physics laboratory in the world. It is known for experiments related to the LHC, which was created with the participation of physicists from different countries.
The collider helped scientists discover the existence of the elementary particle Higgs boson which is responsible for the existence of mass of other particles.
The LHC consists of a 17-mile ring of superconducting magnets that must be cooled to -456 degrees Fahrenheit even when the beam is turned off. The collider takes up a third of the space in Geneva and is powered by French utility EDF, which has been struggling to tackle corrosion problems at its nuclear plants.