The LHC is currently delivering beam to the experiments arrayed around the ring. These experiments are studying the collisions between beams of protons trying to discover some of nature's secrets. And the future looks even brighter.
After a very successful data taking period between 2010 and 2012, the LHC shut down for two years for refurbishment, retrofits and upgrades. These retrofits were completed in late 2014, and expectations were high for a Spring 2015 startup.