Short circuit problem at CERN headquarters causes a need to postpone restarting LHC

March 25, 2015 10:20 AM

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Short circuit problem at CERN headquarters causes a need to postpone restarting LHC

After two years of mechanical limbo at CERN headquarters, the engineers were all set to fire up the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to the delight of everyone waiting to carry out scientific experiments at the collider; but this is not to be, for the moment, because an unexpected glitch occurred and restarting the LHC machine might take another few days, or even weeks.

Being the largest particle smasher in the world and a multi-billion dollar European project, the Large Hadron Collider got damaged some years ago and was abandoned for two years while repairs and upgrading services were being carried out on it. Announcements were made recently that it would be woken...

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