Burt Holzman

Lothar Bauerdick   Oliver Gutsche   Burt Holzman Lothar Bauerdick, Oliver Gutsche and Burt Holzman, members of the CMS group at Fermilab, wrote this column. On Monday, the LHC ended its collisions of protons on protons for 2012 and is not scheduled to resume running until 2015 when the long shutdown for energy upgrades is complete. The completion of proton collisions this week marks the end of an era for the LHC, one during which the world got its initial…