Tests are going well, and it looks like CERN may fire up the Large Hardon Collider (LHC) again this weekend. They’ve shown that they can fire protons around the collider, and that the detectors are working. If things continue, they should soon be smashing particles. You’ll remember that testing has been delayed because on 19 […]
Two of my favourite things – the Large Hadron Collider and the Daily Show– together! more about “Large Hadron Collider on The Daily Show“, posted with vodpod
Well, I expect it’s on already. They’ll fire their first particle beam ’round the ring in a few minutes. It’s still very exciting. I look forward to catching up on how it went later, if there is a later.
As I said the other day, the BBC is getting all fired up (pardon the pun) about the Large Hadron Collider at CERN going live this week. They’ve got tons of online stuff about it. I just found this: a special write-up on the engineering of the LHC. It’s a phenomenal project: a 27km tunnel, […]
Remember the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland, that I’ve blogged about? It gets turned on next week. BBC Radio 4 is also doing special programmes about it all week, and has a “Big Bang Day” on the actual day of activation, 10 September.
Back in May I posted about the Large Hadron Collider, the particle accelerator and collider in Switzerland that fires up this summer. We hope it’ll shed light on some fundamental mysteries of physics. Some nutters think it’ll create a mini black hole (ignore them). Some of the scientists at CERN have used that most timeless […]
Starts With a Bang is my favourite science blog. Ethan does a great job of spelling out, in (literally) graphic detail, all sorts of difficult but fundamental topics. He’s very prolific and funny, too. Here are his top 10 science stories of the year, as described on his blog: We Think Our Universe is Just One […]
Bedside tables are simple to put together. Why should Large Hadron Colliders be any different? Thanks to Dino for sending this.
Good video from the Guardian and Brian Cox about how the Large Hadron Collider experiments may help us understand why some elementary particles have mass and others don’t. The mystery of mass: What makes one particle li…, posted with vodpod
The Large Hadron Collider continues to ramp up, and is setting new records for particle collisions. In your face, Simon Jenkins. From the BBC: The world’s highest-energy particle accelerator has produced a record-breaking particle collision rate – about double the previous rate. The collider is now generating around 10,000 particle collisions per second. Compact Muon […]