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Hadron Collider starting up tomorrow

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Tomorrow (26th Nov), the Hadron Collider is scheduled to turn on for the first time. Here’s an older BBC documentary about the Collider (which apparently cost £6 billion):

Let’s hope that tomorrow doesn’t start with a big bang.

Written by art

November 25th, 2007 at 4:18 am

Posted in science,video

6 Responses to 'Hadron Collider starting up tomorrow'

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  1. Anyways, doesn’t seem to have been any public postings about the Hadron Collider starting up. Nice one, as they say. Maybe next year, I guess.

    Art

    27 Nov 07 at 00:15

  2. Maybe it just ain’t ready for da desktop.

    DrGuildo

    27 Nov 07 at 01:20

  3. Lulz. Aye, someone might should suggest an upgrade to Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, I think it supports plug-and-play hadron colliders.

    art

    30 Nov 07 at 17:46

  4. wonder where the most up to date hadron info can be found

    clarkee

    30 Jan 08 at 15:02

  5. On March 27, 2007, there was an incident during a pressure test involving one of the LHC’s inner triplet magnet assemblies provided by Fermilab and KEK. No people were injured, but a cryogenic magnet support broke. Analysis revealed that its design, made as thin as possible for better insulation, was not strong enough to withstand the forces generated during pressure testing. Details are available in a statement from Fermilab, with which CERN is in agreement.

    Repairing the broken magnet and reinforcing the eight identical copies used by LHC, in addition to a number of other small delays, caused a postponement of the planned November 26, 2007 startup date to May 2008.

    clarkee

    30 Jan 08 at 15:12

  6. Maybe they should outsource the project to India.

    art

    31 Jan 08 at 21:26

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