The LHC made simple (Synopsis)

“Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.” –George R.R. Martin

Well, it’s finally happened! After a two year upgrade, the LHC is back in business, running again, colliding protons and set to ramp up to a record-setting 13 TeV collision energy between the two beams!

Image credit: CERN / ATLAS Collaboration, via http://lhc-machine-outreach.web.cern.ch/lhc-machine-outreach/collisions.htm.
Image credit: CERN / ATLAS Collaboration, via http://lhc-machine-outreach.web.cern.ch/lhc-machine-outreach/collisions.htm.

What will we find? How will we find it? And why do we have a better chance of discovering new physics here than anywhere else?

Image credit: CERN / LHC, from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Physics and Astronomy.
Image credit: CERN / LHC, from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Physics and Astronomy.

Come learn the five things everyone needs to know about the LHC, upon its restart, here!