LHC Start-UpFirst Beam

The CERN press release states 10h28 am this morning as the official time for the first LHC beam to make the full turn. Its a big success and the first step towards full operation of the LHC, I guess somewhat next year.

In parallel I was at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Berlin at one of four connected press conferences in Germany that offerer journalists to ask questions about the start-up e.g. to Prof. Dr. Rolf Heuer, the designated general director of CERN.

Also ATLAS made some first measurements with beam on. Some pictures/event displays are linked here:

Some press releases: