- uploaded: Feb 19, 2013
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On 14 February at 7.24 am, the shift crew in the CERN Control Centre extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), bringing the machine's first three-year running period to a successful conclusion. 8 TeV collision energy was enough to find a new particle, but that's not the maximum energy the LHC was designed for.
For the LHC to reach its nominal energy of 14 TeV, extra work is now needed.