The LHC Reaches 7TeV, Experiments Taking Data

Congratulations to the LHC partners who have succeeded in getting the collider up to 7TeV today with all 4 detectors (ATLAS, ALICE, CMS, LHCb) taking data. ATLAS is seeing 40 events per second, CMS was expecting to see 1 event per second initially but is actually seeing 100 per second!

Oh, and the world hasn’t ended. Yet. 🙂