Four giant steps for the LHC

The LHC and its experiments have made impressive progress in the last month. Installation of the cryogenic distribution line was finished and a sector of the LHC was completely interconnected. For the experiments, CMS successfully lowered two sections of its detector into the cavern and the ATLAS toroid magnet was revved up to maximum current.

The second hadronic forward calorimeter being lowered into the CMS cavern.