Dan Hooper

Sep. 26, 2008

Trouble at the Large Hadron Collider

A breakdown in a magnet system during testing of the Large Hadron Collider last week may have the massive physics experiment off-line until next year. We'll find out what went wrong, and why it may take months to start up the LHC again.

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Aug. 29, 2008

Large Hadron Collider Set to Start Up

The massive Large Hadron Collider at CERN is just a few weeks away from startup. The particle accelerator has passed several key performance tests, and is on track to send the first beam of particles through the ring of the accelerator on September 10th.

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