Friday, 19 September 2008

Hadron Collider Delayed

The LHC will be delayed for a while after a magnet failure known as a quench caused around 100 of the super-cooled magnets to heat up by as much as 100c.

This comes the day after scientists at CERN replaced a faulty transformer and will cause the LHC to be offline until at least Monday.

The CERN fire brigade (what a cool job!) were called out as a tonne of liquid helium leaked out into the tunnel.

Read the full story here at the BBC


Anonymous said...

this is how science fiction films start

and then the fire brigade were thrown back in time through the time tunnel.
will we ever be able to get them back


Mangawitch said...

Off line until next year!!!!

....I'm having withdrawl symptoms!