It’s always thrilling when CERN releases an update on what they’ve been doing, and this time is no different. It’s even better because it often forces me to look up different terms, which I’m not familiar with. This time it was a unit called “barn” (check out the wikipedia explanation).

So, it’s speculated that the LHC will go down for a year (buuu), but that won’t happen in the next 18-24 months at least (yaaay). In this time, their goal will be to deliver one inverse femtobarn of data to the experiments.

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Here is the full update