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LHC Dash - A Large Hadron Collider iPad/iPhone app
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By Maurice on August 28, 2010 popularity:
Watch the LIVE status of the experiments at world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator: the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland. From your iPad or iPhone/iPod device.


Watch the status of LHC from anywhere in the world on your iPad or iPhone/iPod *)
It's a universal binary, you only have to pay once to use it on both your iPhone/iPod and iPad.
View four or six screen at once in mosaic view.
Order the screens in mosaic view to your own needs.

Watch the status of ADE, CPS, CPS EAST Area, CTF, GPS, HRS, LEIR, LHC Beam Dump/CMS Experiment/Configuration/Coordination/Cryogenics/Exp Magnets/Luminosity/Operation/Page 1, LHCf Experiment, Linac II, PSB, PSB CNGS, SPS LHC High, SPS LHC Low, SPS Page 1, SPS SFTLONG.


LHC (Large Hadron Collider) Dashboard is
available now in the App Store. Follow me on Twitter for news about updates.

How to use

Start the app, press on the yellow circle at the bottom on the screen for help.
Swipe horizontally to change views
Rotate the device to switch between landscape and portrait
Tap in a view to switch between mosaic and fullscreen views
Tap the top of a view to configure

How do I learn more about the LHC?

When you look at it for the first time, most of the pictures, diagrams, status messages and values displayed look like gibberish. But when you learn a little more about the LHC some things suddenly make sense.

I myself found this article at Ars Technica a fun a good read. It tells about the different components of the LHC and how they cooperate in a non-scientific language.

Some terminology

ATLAS: ATLAS, or A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS, is an experiment in the LHC
Beam: group of bunches circulating around the LHC in one of two directions
BLM: beam loss monitoring
Bunch: group of either protons or lead nuclei
GeV: gigaelectron volt
LHC: Large Hadron Collider
Luminosity: collisions occuring per unit time

Sources: and


Some usage examples

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iPad screenshots

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iPhone/iPod screenshots

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Please use the support forum here.


I’m an independent developer, not connected to CERN, LHC or any subsidiary. Please note that this app accesses online status images from

*) 3G or wifi connection required, wifi is recommended, performance of the app is affected by network bandwidth conditions

Copyright © 1999-2010 by Maurice de Bijl. This article was published on 2010-08-28 in apple  downloads  ipad  iphone

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Click for more details  2011-02-25 09:24:16 posted by Francisco Garcia
Dear Developer,

Could please add zoom feature with fingers in each plot? For those of us who are over 40's it is too small and sometimes we need to look so numbers more clear.

Thanks in advance!!!

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Click for more details  2012-05-26 13:08:01 posted by JohnMarchant
Hi i know this app is old, does it still work with IOS 5.1.1 and is it still going to get support.

Thanks John Marchant

Yes and yes
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