Rozmin Daya at the LHC startupThe international science community cheered as CERN successfully launched the first beam at the Large Hadron Collider Sept. 10.

A large team from the Department of Physics in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences is involved in the project, including last spring’s installation of the 7,000-ton ATLAS Experiment – a subatomic particle detector they helped build for the LHC.

Keep up with the project at SMU News. (Right, SMU graduate student in physics Rozmin Daya, who was on duty in the ATLAS control room during First Beam.)