Skip to comments.CERN atom-smasher restarts after 14-month hiatus: official
Posted on 11/20/2009 1:01:09 PM PST by NormsRevenge
GENEVA (AFP) The world's biggest atom-smasher, shut down after its inauguration in September 2008 amid technical faults, restarted on Friday, a spokesman for the European Organisation for Nuclear Research said.
"The first tests of injecting sub-atomic particles began around 1600 (1500 GMT)," CERN spokesman James Gillies told AFP.
He said the injections lasted a fraction of a second, enough for "a half or even a complete circuit" of the Large Hadron Collider built in a 27-kilometre (17-mile) long tunnel straddling the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.
"If all goes well tonight we will try to circulate a beam of particles for several minutes around 0700 (0600 GMT)," on Saturday, Gillies said, adding that he would open a bottle of champagne if the accelerator kept on working.
The LHC promises to unlock scientific mysteries about the creation of the Universe and the fundamental nature of matter.
But the machine was shut down just nine days after its inauguration last September following a series of technical faults.
Since then, the LHC's components have been tested to an energy equivalent of five teraelectronvolts at full power.
The maximum output of what is currently the largest functioning collider in the world, at the Fermilab near Chicago in the United States, is one teraelectronvolt.
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A view of a superconducting solenoid magnet at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva. The world's biggest atom-smasher, shut down after its inauguration in September 2008 amid technical faults, restarted on Friday, a spokesman for the European Organisation for Nuclear Research said. (AFP/File/Fabrice Coffrini)
No sandwiches inside it this time?.........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8mAZhOJIfI whats all this about guys— more misinformation
Maybe they should set up instruments to detect the saboteurs from the future. This idea of travelers coming from the future is straight out of a X-files episode where some guy goes into the past to stop a scientific discovery that has very bad ramifications for the future.
Can’t wait. Maybe it will knock ZeroCo. out of orbit. No such luck.
Series, looking forward to all the limitless possibilities this
Just out of curiousity, wonder what the carbon footprint of this thing is?
According to the logic being used by Global Warming Advocates, just turning this thing on causes the Sun to blank out for five seconds.
This news is trouble for me... :)
Series, looking forward to all the limitless possibilities this will bring.
CMS and Atlas are two of a kind
I always enjoy the part in the movie where they turn on the hugh device and go..
Well, here goes nothing!
Don't you mean Terminator movie?
I hope they remembered not to divide by zero.
This was the X-Files episode I remembered:
Not for long! Ninjas from the future will send back more sabotage agents to prevent the creation of Boson’s particle, which nature and future AI’s dispise.
That’s what’s stopped it twice before!