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LHC To Run At 3.5 TeV For Early Part Of 2009-2010 Run, Rising Later

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posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 10:15 AM
Just a heads up to the folks who are interested in this project..

Looks like they are ready to fire it up again in November

CERN's Large Hadron Collider will initially run at an energy of 3.5 TeV per beam when it starts up in November this year. This news comes after all tests on the machine's high-current electrical connections were completed last week, indicating that no further repairs are necessary for safe running.

"We've selected 3.5 TeV to start," said CERN's Director General, Rolf Heuer, "because it allows the LHC operators to gain experience of running the machine safely while opening up a new discovery region for the experiments."

Following the incident of 19 September 2008 that brought the LHC to a standstill, testing has focused on the 10,000 high-current superconducting electrical connections like the one that led to the fault.

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posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 10:33 AM
I can't wait for this incredible machine to begin running at full-power...we'll truely be knocking on the doors of the unknown!

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 10:36 AM
Only a matter of time before it breaks again The article below is only four days old I view it as a good thing they can't get it to full power but if they were serious about safety they would run it in single beam mode.

Source New York Times
The biggest, most expensive physics machine in the world is riddled with thousands of bad electrical connections.

My opinion is it's a huge money pit that will discover nothing of value (last useful particle was the electron) and has unknown risks no matter how much CERN sidestep the possibility's with their own speculations.

I do hope something useful comes from it though but I think it's honestly incredibly unlikely.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 10:58 AM
reply to post by JacKatMtn

Thanks for the information, hopefully some progress can be made in the search for the Graviton, as well possible proof for Hawking Radiation--which they should be able to detect if they can make the quantum black holes, since they would evaporate almost immediately if Hawking's postulate is true. Another thing that should gain more insight would be evidence of the extra dimensions of M-Theory. Thanks for the news my friend.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 11:09 AM
reply to post by jkrog08

I wouldn't count on it they can't even detect any black holes they make hopefully none or there could be thousands floating about before anyone evens realises Hawking Radiation was flawed.


posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 12:08 PM
reply to post by Teknikal

They don't know if the current technology wil allow them to detect the holes, also it may take several tests--you know a black hole is not made every time an collision takes place. There are other ways to possibly detect as well. Either way there is WAY more things that need to be tested, CERN is far from a waste.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 01:13 PM
reply to post by jkrog08

I doubt they will make micro black holes myself but there are definitely potential unknown risk's and the whole black hole fear could be easily fixed with single beam collisions which would basicly guarantee if we made any they would escape earth easily.

In my opinion jumping in at the deep end before you know what you are dealing with is foolhardy sometimes maths doesn't reflect the real world.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 01:53 PM
I've been bursting with sheer curiosity of what might be discovered ever sinced I learned of this machine and everytime it's delayed it infuriates me. Hopefully it'll run properly this time and I can understand them taking a softly softly approach this time after the previous mishaps.

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