LHC First Beam Test Image, All Systems Go for First Collision Event

This is the first groovy image produced by the Large Hadron Collider, showing some of the first protons accelerated today at 1028h Central European Time (0428h Eastern Time), the exact time when CERN scientists successfully fired up the LHC for the first time. As we told you earlier this morning » 9/10/08 8:45am 9/10/08 8:45am, this wasn't the…

Large Hadron Collider: Why You Really Won't Die Today

Yes. Looks like we are still alive. The first ignition of the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, is now underway and nothing has happened yet. But there's a simple reason for that, one that I realized two days ago and I didn't have time to actually write about until today: we got it all wrong. Everyone » 9/10/08 4:50am 9/10/08 4:50am