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Champagne corks popping in the CERN Control Centre as the Operations team celebrate the milestone: Stable beams in the LHC and the start of data taking at 13 teraelectronvolts!
Our friends over at Fermilab in the US sent this message of congratulations to CERN from the remote operations centre for CMS:
Our live webcast is now wrapping up. Thanks for watching!
Collisions at 13 TeV send particle tracks through the LHCb detector (Image: LHCb)
Check out the video below for more highlights from this morning:
CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer addresses the LHC operations team from the CERN Control Centre after the announcement of stable beams (Video: CERN)
Protons collide in the ALICE detector at the record-breaking energy of 13 teraelectronvolts (Image: ALICE)
Physicists monitor the ALICE detector from that experiment's control room (Image: Laurent Egli)
Joining Paola Catapano of the CERN communications department, and Steve Goldfarb of the ATLAS experiment now on the live webcast are (from right, around the table):
Massimo Giovannini, CERN theorist
Jan Uythoven, Accelerator engineer
Frédérick Bordry, CERN Director for accelerators and technology
Giulia Papotti, LHC operator
Check out this animated event display from the CMS experiment.
Protons collide at 13 teraelectronvolts inside the ATLAS detector (Image: ATLAS)
In the CERN Control Centre, the LHC operations team as well as members of CERN management applaud the announcement of stable beams (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)
Collisions as seen within the LHCb experiment's detector (Image: LHCb/CERN)
CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer (centre) points to an event display showing collisions in the CMS experiment (Image: M. Brice/CERN)
Protons collide at 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV), sending showers of particles through the ATLAS detector (Image: ATLAS)
"This is the start of a new adventure! We have beam back! This is a great achievement and a great start!" says CERN's Director for Accelerators and Technology Frédérick Bordry.
CERN's Director for Accelerators and Technology, Frédérick Bordry (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)
Inside the ATLAS experiment's control room (Image: Pierre Descombe/CERN)
Happy scenes in the ALICE experiment's control room as the LHC team declares stable beams and the data taking begins (Image: Laurent Egli/CERN)