LHC turned on, Earth escapes total distruction + LHC Rap Video.

By | September 10, 2008

Tomahawk writes “It worked! The LHC was turned on this morning and has been shown to have worked. Engineers cheered as the proton particles completed their first circuit of the underground ring which houses the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). (And we’re all still alive too!)” Here is a picture from the control room which I’m sure makes sense to someone that isn’t me.

Wikipedia now says:

The first beam was circulated through the collider on the morning of 10 September 2008.[17] CERN successfully fired the protons around the tunnel in stages, several kilometres at a time. The particles were fired in a clockwise direction into the accelerator and successfully steered around it at 10:28 am local time.[18] The LHC successfully completed its first major test: after a series of trial runs, two white dots flashed on a computer screen showing the protons traveled the full length of the Collider. CERN next successfully sent a beam of protons in a counterclockwise direction. Eventually two beams will be fired in opposite directions with the aim of smashing together protons to create particles from the energy of the proton collisions.[19][20][21] It took less than one hour to guide the stream of particles around its inaugural circuit.[22]

CERN employee Katherine McAlpine’s “Large Hadron Rap”[40] surpassed two million YouTube views on September 10, 2008 – wiki

0 thoughts on “LHC turned on, Earth escapes total distruction + LHC Rap Video.

  1. Ann

    Nope, I think we all died, went into another dimension and don’t know it.

    And, it will happen again when, “I don’t care if our troops stay a 100 years in Iraq,” McCain wins the election… ugh! It’s only going to get worse. Russia’s Putin wants to put an embargo on Georgia, while Bush wants to send the country more weapons (And NATO? France and Germany seem to lean toward Putin; they aren’t so quick to condemn Russia. Hmmmm, they must have studied what transpired in Georgia on the evening of Aug 7th and morning of Aug 8th.) Meanwhile, Cheney has given China a rest and has started laying into Russia as Russian warships are teaming up in practice games with Chavez’s Venezuelan fleet in the Atlantic.

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