Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:06 AM
The Straight Story (47,901 posts)
God particle hunt halts as CERN closes for 'long break' (2 years)
LONDON: Months after the landmark discovery of a potential Higgs boson particle, CERN scientists will shut down its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to upgrade the machine for advance experiments.
The Europe's top physics lab will take a break from smashing invisible particles for a period of two years. The LHC has provided physicists with a huge quantity of data to analyse since the first physics run in 2009.
Now it is time for the machine, along with CERN's other accelerators, to get a facelift. " Long Shutdown 1" (LS1) will begin today, CERN said in a statement.
Although there will be no collisions for a period of almost two years, the whole CERN site will be a hive of activity, with large-scale work under way to modernize the infrastructure and prepare the LHC for operation at higher energy.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:17 AM
Duer 157099 (17,742 posts)
5. How can I give up what I don't have?
I do not have the ability to resist tacos. So, luckily for me, can't give it up
That, and I don't do the whole lent thing anyway.