The Large Hadron Collider has launched a new era for particle physics. Today at 6:06 a.m. CDT (1:06 p.m. Central European Summer Time) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, the first particles collided at the record energy of seven trillion electron volts (TeV).

Particle beams are once again zooming around the world’s most powerful particle accelerator—the Large Hadron Collider—located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. On November 20 at 4:00 p.m. EST, a clockwise circulating beam was established in the LHC’s 17-mile ring.

Scientists of the US CMS collaboration joined colleagues around the world in announcing today (February 28) that the heaviest piece of the Compact Muon Solenoid particle detector has begun the momentous journey into its experimental cavern 100 meters underground.

Scientists of the U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Science’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and collaborators of the US/CMS project have joined colleagues from around the world in announcing that the world’s largest superconducting solenoid magnet has reached full field strength in tests at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory.

Today, in a milestone for scientific computing, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced that the laboratory had sustained a continuous data flow averaging 50 megabytes per second (MB/s) for 25 days from CERN in Geneva, Switzerland to the tape storage facility at Fermilab.

Officials of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, near Chicago, and of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, in Geneva, announced today (Tuesday) the shipment of an advanced superconducting magnet from Fermilab to CERN.