Protons will be skirting around the 27-km Large Hadron Collider by the end of September, say CERN officials, with the first proton collisions expected four or five weeks later.
The lab will take the unusual step of running its brand new €3 billion machine throughout the winter - with a short break around Christmas "to allow people not to get divorced!" says CERN's director for research and computing, Sergio Bertolucci.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 23644 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2506 times:
Quoting Levent (Reply 1):
Just imagine how much starving or sick people could be helped with all those funds.
And it won't fix the problem. Imagine where we'd be if people like you had stopped the studies that discovered the electron. In fact, Ernest Rutherford once toasted the electron at a dinner in celebration of its discovery by saying "To the electron, may it never be of use to anybody!"