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Large Hadron Collider back in the colliding business

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From the article Scientists are waiting for the first new data to begin flowing from the underground particle smasher, paving the way to a new era in physics.

On Wednesday, the vast machine clattered proton beams together at much higher energies than were achieved during its first run in 2010-2013.

This should allow physicists to hunt for signs of new scientific phenomena."


Sergio Bertolucci, Cern's head of research, commented: "We have the best ship in the world, we have the best crew - now we are ready to go on the next exploration."

He added: "We are going into a vastly uncharted space and there could be big surprises."

Large Hadron Collider turns on 'data tap' - BBC News
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As someone just starting his PhD in particle physics (and therefore an AUTHORITY IN THE FIELD AM I RIGHT), I have a prediction:

We will find no new physics. No SUSY, no large extra dimensions, no microscopic black holes. The Higgs will look exactly like the Standard Model Higgs.

This prediction is made because if we do find new physics, I'll be so goddamn happy I won't care. If we don't, I'll be sad, but at least I get to gloat about having been right. ;)
"Underground particle smasher" - just so :metal:
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