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1st proton collisions at the world’s largest science experiment expected to start the first or second week of June

The schedule announcement came during an international physics conference on the SMU campus from senior research scientist Albert De Roeck, a staff member at CERN and a leading scientist on one of the Large Hadron Collider‘s key experiments in Geneva.

“It will be about another six weeks to commission the machine, and many things can still happen on the way,” said De Roeck. Continue reading

Azle, earthquakes, SMU, fracking, Modelled pressureMost likely cause of 2013-14 earthquakes: Combination of gas field fluid injection, removal. Continue reading →
ATLAS Run 2, 150x120Physicists tune Large Hadron Collider to find “sweet spot” in high-energy proton smasher. Continue reading →
geothermal, Maria Richards, SMU, GRCSMU geothermal scientist Maria Richards to guide global energy organization. Continue reading →
Jacobs, whale fossil, 17 million ya, SMU17 million-year-old whale fossil provides 1st exact date for East Africa’s puzzling uplift. Continue reading →

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