By Hamish Johnston
According to several physics bloggers (and backed up by the above image) physicists at the ATLAS experiment have managed to collide 1.18 TeV bunches of protons to achieve the highest energy yet — 2.36 TeV.
This makes the Large Hardron Collider the most energetic particle collider, beating the Tevatron’s previous record of 1.96 TeV.
The LHC became the world’s most energetic accelerator ten days ago, when proton pulses were first boosted up to 1.18 TeV.
There hasn’t been an official statement from CERN about this — we’ll keep you updated.