Back into the Dark

December 17, 2014
ATLAS

The big wheel of the muon spectrometer as it is moved halfway through to its final position before the closing of the ATLAS detector. (IMAGE: Claudia Marcelloni, The ATLAS Experiment/CERN)

Harvard physicists are looking with anticipation to the spring, when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Switzerland, fires up after a two-year hiatus for repairs and upgrades. The last time it was running, science celebrated the discovery of the Higgs boson, a long-sought elementary particle and the last one predicted by the Standard Model... (read the Gazette article by Alvin Powell.)