How TSU scientists launch and upgrade the Large Hadron Collider


The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest experimental site in the world. After being upgraded since 2018, on July 5 it went live for the third time. It will continue operating until the end of the 2025. This time, the LHC is equipped to work with new maximum beam energy, so physicists will be able to collect twice as much data than from two previous experiments combined. TSU scientists have been participating in LHC operation since 2015: from solving engineering tasks to analyzing data from the experiments.

In cooperation with CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), a group of TSU scientists participated in the second operational run and in the upgrade during the second long shutdown. Vladislav Borsch and Yuriy Bordulev work on experiments conducted on the LHC at CERN: develop software, test detectors, create algorithms for data optimization, and other tasks.

Vladislav Borsch, junior research fellow at the TSU Laboratory of High-Energy Physics, has been developing electronics for CERN since 2018. He worked on software to collect and process data from detectors and firmware for programmable logic devices that are used for processing large amounts of data in real-time.

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