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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:06 AM

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.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/God-particle-hunt-halts-as-CERN-closes-for-long-break/articleshow/18500847.cms

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Reply God particle hunt halts as CERN closes for 'long break' (2 years) (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
randome Feb 2013 #1
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #2
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #4
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #5
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #3
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #6
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #8
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #7
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #9
randome Feb 2013 #10
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #11
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #12

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:07 AM

1. Ah, well. It'll still be there when they come back online. After all, it's part of God.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:07 AM

2. Oh boy, another opportunity for this joke

"You're giving up WHAT for Lent?!!"

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:12 AM

4. LOL. I know what I am giving up

My ability to resist tacos. Mmmmmm tacos

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:17 AM

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.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:09 AM

3. I guess we will just have to find god on our own for awhile

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:18 AM

6. Maybe if we send pat robertson through the accelerator with his bible

we will find him

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:19 AM

8. Probably not

but a good experiment to perform anyway. Just in case.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:18 AM

7. LHC and the Pope both within the same week?

Is there something we don't know that we should know?

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:21 AM

9. Maybe the pope left to run CERN and it will take two years to make a new hat w/out metal

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:22 AM

10. The hunt for the elusive Pope Particle.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:23 AM

11. Yeah, and the reason he is doing that is

he figured out that one needs to be looking for god in science rather than the church?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:24 AM

12. Meanwhile, Cthullu sleeps, but for how long?

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