A longer delay for the Large Hadron Collider
CERN director Robert Aymar said in October that the LHC would come back online at the beginning of April 2009, following CERN's annual maintenance period. Earlier this month, that date was revised to June 2009.
However, the plan now is to restart the experiment in late summer next year, CERN's head of communications, James Gillies, told ZDNet UK on Friday.
Collider 'needs warning system'
An official investigation into the accident at the Large Hadron Collider has recommended that an early warning system be installed.
This system would detect the early stages of a helium leak, following an incident that has shut down the LHC until June 2009.
The collider is built to smash protons together at huge speeds, recreating conditions moments after the Big Bang.