Uh-Oh: Large Hadron Has Begun Colliding

November 26, 2009


That's right folks, even bread and trying to destroy itself from the future can't keep the Large Hadron Collider from colliding. The beast recently made it's first low-power collision and, amazingly, you're still here to read this. And me to write it. So I guess we should both be thankful for that. Thanksgiving joke, HIYO!

From CERN:

Next on the schedule is an intense commissioning phase aimed at increasing the beam intensity and accelerating the beams. All being well, by Christmas, the LHC should reach 1.2 TeV per beam, and have provided good quantities of collision data for the experiments' calibrations.

CERN Director General Rolf Heuer remarked that it was "a great achievement to have come this far in so short a time." Granted, it may not seem all that short to those of us that have been following its progress, but a year of delays for a multi-billion dollar project and the largest science experiment ever endeavored by mankind doesn't seem so bad.

Well the world's gotta end sometime, amirite? I'd just assume it be now because, God, FOOD COMA. Did I say coma? I meant I'm going to projectile vomit.

Large Hadron Collider finally collides for the first time [dvice]

Thanks outlawkitsune, Duck N' Cover, jaja, MoD, Mih0, Dan the Hammer, MrMaclean, Ben, Jon and everyone else whose emails I couldn't find because I've already started drinking. HAPPY THANIKSGF S!IG!

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