Short Circuit In Magnet Delays Start Of CERN's Large Hadron Collider

March 25, 2015 11:57 AM

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Short Circuit In Magnet Delays Start Of CERN's Large Hadron Collider

The eagerly awaited start of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been delayed because of a short circuit in the wiring of one of the vital magnets in the machine. The world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator was due to restart later this week at much higher energies after a hiatus of over two years.

“Current indications suggest a delay of between a few days and several weeks. A full assessment is ongoing, and a revised schedule will be announced as soon as it is known,” CERN said in a statement released Tuesday. According to the research organization, the problem was a “well understood issue,” ...

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