Latest European Organization for Nuclear Research Stories

2008-10-16 15:50:00

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced on Thursday that the forced shutdown of its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) last month was caused by a faulty electrical connection between two of the accelerator's magnets. The shutdown occurred just 10 days after the large experiment began because of a helium leak in its tunnel. Scientists created the LHC with hopes of discovering new clues about the origins of the universe. "This incident was unforeseen," CERN Director-General...

2008-09-20 12:15:00

The world's largest physics experiment will be delayed for two months after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experienced a meltdown due to a defective connection between two magnets, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) laboratory acknowledged. The mishap sent temperatures soaring by 100C degrees in a section of the 17-mile underground circuit near the Swiss-French border. The setback came only one day after the LHC's beam was restored by the replacement of a faulty...

2008-09-11 15:00:12

By JUDY SIEGEL It probably won't turn out to be quite as exciting as a black hole swallowing up planet earth, but the world's largest ever experiment, which kicks off on Wednesday, is still likely to take human knowledge a thrilling leap forward. Three of the 30 Israeli professors, students and technicians who have taken part in preparations for the historic launch of the gargantuan particle accelerator known as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project, are already at the European...

2008-09-10 14:43:39

The world's largest experiment in physics, the Hadron Particle Collider, began running Wednesday in a 17 mile tunnel under the French-Swiss border. The collider produces so much information that even the enormous computing authority of the European Organization for Nuclear Research cannot process it all. The Geneva-based laboratory, identified by the French acronym CERN, is dividing the load of work among many computing centers around the globe. The consequence of the division is the LHC...

2008-09-10 09:05:00

Champagne corks popped in labs across the world as scientists celebrated the first successful run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Scientists hope the immensely complex particle-smashing machine will one day be able to recreate the conditions that caused the "Big Bang" to occur. The debut of the machine that cost 10 billion Swiss francs ($9 billion) registered as a blip on a control room screen at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, at about 9:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. EDT)....

2008-08-07 16:05:00

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced on Thursday that the world's most powerful particle accelerator, aimed at unlocking secrets of the universe, is expected to launch on September 10. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), housed in an underground tunnel 27 kilometers (17 miles) in circumference, will recreate conditions just after the Big Bang"”which many scientists believe gave birth to the universe. The LHC will collide two beams of particles at close to the...

2008-01-28 11:40:00

Squarks, photinos, selectrons, neutralinos. These are just a few types of supersymmetric particles, a special brand of particle that may be created when the world's most powerful atom smasher goes online this spring. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at a particle physics lab called the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, will very likely change our understanding of the universe forever. The 17-mile-long underground particle accelerator will send protons...

2005-03-07 18:39:49

GENEVA (AP) -- Installation of the world's largest particle physics collider began Monday with the lowering of a massive, superconducting magnet into the circular tunnel housing the new research facility that will draw scientists from all over the world, a spokeswoman said. The 17-mile tunnel, housing the pipe-like accelerator, is big enough for a subway train and is located 150 to 500 feet under the Swiss-French border. The aim of the project is to make the particles - in this case protons...

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