LHC@home

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LHC@home
InstitutionCERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)
StatusActive
Official Launch01-09-2004
Platforms<platforms>http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/</platforms>
Web Sitehttp://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/
LHC@home studies the stability of the orbits of particles traveling around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator built at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland. When it switches on in late 2009, the LHC will be the most powerful instrument ever built to investigate the properties of sub-atomic particles.

LHC@home was originally used as part of the LHC construction process. After a magnet had been put into position the results of subsequent simulations were used to adjust the positioning of the next magnet. Although the accelerator construction has been finished, LHC@home continues to give out work from time to time.


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