The Faces Behind the Large Hadron Collider

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The morning of March 30, 2010 things were getting tense at CERN. Will a chunk of bread or a typo cause embarrassment? Will the world end? Or will everything be a success with the Large Hadron Collider?

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We know that it all went well in the end, because we are sitting here and not cosmic dust of some kind. So congratulations to the men and women behind the Large Hadron Collider project. And thank you for whatever roles you played in making sure that we didn't get sucked into a black hole. [CERN]

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Illustration for article titled The Faces Behind the Large Hadron Collider
Illustration for article titled The Faces Behind the Large Hadron Collider
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Illustration for article titled The Faces Behind the Large Hadron Collider
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Success is not measured by our continued existence (that was a given) but by what it finds, or perhaps even doesn't find which could be even more interesting.

i realize it was a joke but to me the whole "LHC will destroy the wold" joke is old and stale.

The experiments being performed there happen in nature every day at far greater powers just without the instrumentation in place to observe the results.

Thats really what the LHC is, a series of instruments designed to record what is actually a pretty common occurence.