Large Hadron Collider Delay to be Expected

13/01/2009 04:25 PM

"Geneva, 23 September 2008. Investigations at CERN1 following a large helium leak into sector 3-4 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel have indicated that the most likely cause of the incident was a faulty electrical connection between two of the accelerator’s magnets. Before a full understanding of the incident can be established, however, the sector has to be brought to room temperature and the magnets involved opened up for inspection.  This will take  three to four weeks. Full details of this investigation will be made available once it is complete."

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According to CERN the Large Hadron Collider had a failure recently. (see left column)  This is to be expected.  It is estimated that a re-start might be in 2009.  The world awaits the results of the first successful experiments.  It is wishful thinking that results will come soon.  After all, this is the largest and most complicated machine ever built.  Mysteries will be solved, but you might have to wait a couple of years.  See CERN for further details