David Kirkpatrick

September 27, 2008

Large Hadron Collider’s opening ceremony still on as planned

Filed under: et.al., Science — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:38 pm

Even though the device is mothballed for a spell.

From the link:

There’s just one problem — the experiment itself will be out of action for almost eight months, after a faulty electrical connection caused a massive helium leak.

Nevertheless, the head of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said Friday that the inauguration ceremony will go ahead as planned on October 21.

Heads of state from CERN’s 20 members have been invited but the laboratory does not yet know who will be present in Geneva for the ceremony.

The giant experiment called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) took nearly 20 years to complete and cost six billion Swiss francs (3.76 billion euros, 5.46 billion dollars) to build in a tunnel complex under the Franco-Swiss border.

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