The first beam of protons will be shot off on Sept. 10t. Maybe we should have a pre-party….
Ironically, with the announcement of this wonderful yet controversial event, no one at RH has been screaming there heads off about the total destruction of the world.
In September, the first protons to circle the entire ring will have a relatively modest energy of 450 billion electron volts. Once the physicists and engineers have learned to drive their new machine and had a few collisions at that energy, they will ramp up the energy as fast as they can to 5 trillion electron volts — unexplored territory.