The largest experiment ever. Texas (the University of?) tried to secure this for the US. But politicians aren't interested. The public isn't interested.
After years of setbacks, the £5bn machine finally achieved high energy collisions of two protons at 12.06pm British time, at a total energy of seven trillion electron volts - more than three times more force than ever before.Understanding science has always changed our world. Understanding the germ-theory of disease gave us modern medicine. The early work done by folks like Volta and Ohm for example gave us electric power and eventually electronics. Who knows what this will produce?
All four detectors around the 17mile underground track picked up evidence of collision "events" which could when analysed completely re-write the rules of physics.
[The top photo is of CERN's Atlas detector. The bottom image is a graphical representation of the data collected from 1 event (collision) at Atlas.]