Large Hadron Collider The Large Hadron Collider will restart in 2015 after undergoing two years of expensive upgrade. With it packing more energy, scientists hope it can discover the particles that make up dark matter.
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Will More Powerful Large Hadron Collider Go Beyond the God Particle?

by / December 30, 2014

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the biggest particle collider in the world, and was instrumental in discovering the once theoretical Higgs boson, best known as the God particle.

It was shut down in February 2013, and after two years of undergoing £97 million ($150.9 million USD) upgrades, the LHC will have double its power when it restarts by March 2015, according to Tech Times.

And doubling the collider's energy will have a big impact in the search for new particles because heavier particles can be produced with higher energy, according to Gabriella Sciolla, an experimental particle physicist working on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.

So once it's up and running again, scientists hope it can make more crucial discoveries and help solve some of the universe's mysteries. According to Tech Times, the upgraded collider could help scientists explore the suspected existence of other fundamental particles and produce microscopic black holes.