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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) returns to service

The LHC has finally entered a new stage in its research program. After a 27-month hiatus and delays in restarting, the large hadron collider is developing a record power of 13 TeV, almost double the energy available at launch.

CERN_logoAfter discovering, among other things, the Higgs boson, an elementary particle which was suspected to exist, but which had never been confirmed before 2012 thanks to the LHC, CERN hopes to make new discoveries, even more important.

Rolf Heuer, director of CERN, indicates that researchers now want to solve new mysteries, including that of dark matter.

Dark matter and dark energy are two elements that make up the vast majority of the Universe, but it has never been possible to see them yet. It would however be possible to see them by making high-speed collisions of particles.