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CERN Particle Accelerator Succeeds in Causing Protons to Collide at Unprecedented Energy

By Geraldine Cook
March 31, 2010

Scientists have achieved, for the first time, the collision of proton beams at an energy of seven TeV (tera-electronvolts) in the large accelerator built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), in a key step toward unveiling the mysteries of our universe’s creation.

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