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News from the world of maths: Switching on the LHC

Friday, August 29, 2008

Switching on the LHC

The biggest physics experiment ever — the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — is due to start on September the 10th. The LHC is a particle accelerator. It's a 27km underground tunnel located near Geneva at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). Protons will be sent racing through the tunnel on collision course with each other, and scientists hope that the remains of these collisions will answer some of the biggest secrets of the Universe.

Watch this space for more information. Meanwhile, you can find out more in the Plus articles

posted by Plus @ 10:26 AM

3 Comments:

At 2:14 PM, Blogger SteveT said...

And one of Plus's old employees (me) has the lucky privileges of working at CERN. Its a busy time here as you might imagine.

 
At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Marianne Freiberger said...

Hi Steve. That's exciting!!!! Get in touch with Plus at plus@maths.cam.ac.uk to catch up!

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger westius said...

And here we are thinking that there are no better jobs than working with Plus!

Steve's blog is Steve at Cern.

 

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