Large Hadron Collider activity

By Marcus Wilson 14/10/2009 3


Activity is really hotting up (should that be ‘cooling down’?) at CERN as the Large Hadron Collider is prepared again for proton-proton collisions, hopefully in November. Most of the beam tunnel is now at operating temperature (1.9 K), with the rest expected to be ready very soon. I would expect to see the collider hitting mainstream media again shortly. The latest CERN bulletins can be found on their website.


3 Responses to “Large Hadron Collider activity”

  • I’m really looking forward to the hyperdrive stuff as well – can’t help it, I guess (I’ve been watching too much sci-fi, for too long, it would seem)

  • Meanwhile, I saw this on NS’s Short Sharp Science blog this morning:

    Could the Large Hadron Collider be sabotaging itself from the future? That’s the suggestion of a couple of reasonably distinguished theoretical physicists, which has received a fresh airing in the New York Times today.

    Actually, it’s the Higgs boson that is doing the sabotage. Apparently, among the many singular properties of the Higgs that the LHC is meant to discover could be the ability to turn back time to stop its cover being blown.

    Neat trick. Perhaps there’s a heavy Higgs boson out there which is stopping me losing weight…

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