The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is currently in the midst of a shutdown period since 2017 under Long Shutdown 2,media reported. It is reported that the particle accelerator is going through a period of large-scale upgrade and maintenance period. Just this week, civil engineers working at CERN made a connection between the underground facilities at the accelerator’s points 1 and 5, essentially connecting the LHC to its successor, the High-Luminosity LHC.
In addition, although initial reports indicate that the Large Hadron Collider will be operational by March 2021, the plan has now been adjusted. According to the revised date submitted to the Board by CERN management at its recent meeting, the LHC will not be operational until May 2021. At the same time, Run 3 was extended by one year until the end of 2024. After that, the accelerator will also experience a long shutdown, when the equipment required for the High-Luminosity LHC will be installed. Eventually, by the end of 2027, the much-anticipated successor will be Sugon.
It is understood that the High-Luminosity LHC will be able to accumulate up to ten times more data than the current LHC, so it will be able to detect extremely rare phenomena and improve the accuracy of infinitely small measurements. Explaining the extended upgrade cycle, CERN wrote: “Additional time will prepare them for Run 3 and High-Luminosity LHC. “