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Get ready for LHC collisions on your mobile phone

Do you remember where you were on 14 February 2013 at 06:24 UTC? That was when the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN completed its first three-year operational period, notable for the discovery of a Higgs-like particle in July 2012.

Image captions from left to right. Images courtesy University of Oxford, UK. Top row: (1) Electrons have a track and electromagnetic calorimeter energy deposit. Collider will draw a cone around recognized electrons. (2) Muons have a track extending from the Inner Detector to the Muon Spectrometer. Muons may leave small energy deposits in the calorimeter. Bottom row: (3) Jets contain multiple tracks leading to varying amounts of energy deposited in both calorimeters. Jets may be produced by quarks or gluons. (4) Neutrinos are not detected in ATLAS, though we can look for missing energy to infer when they are produced. Missing energy is shown as a pink arrow.

Physicists have plenty to do between now and 2015, when the newly upgraded LHC comes back online – but if you just cannot get enough muons, neutrinos, and electrons, there’s an app for that.

Collider for mobile can help hold you over until 2015. Combining flashy graphics, live event streaming from ATLAS, more games, and the hunt for the Higgs, Collider is for those who believe it’s never too early to get ready. If you liked LHSee, you will truly love Collider!

LHSee and Collider were developed by the department of physics at the University of Oxford, UK.

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