Large Hadron Collider Shut Down Temporarily

From Geekologie – The Large Hadron Collider won’t be doing any colliding until next spring due to a magnet failure that allowed a ton of helium to leak out one of the tunnels.

Cern said the most likely cause of the equipment failure was a faulty electrical connection between two of the accelerator’s magnets. This connection melted during testing of the machine and caused a huge leak of super-cool helium.

We’re Saved!: LHC Shut Down Temporarily

BBC News

Learn all about particle physics from Kate McAlpine in 4 minutes here with the Large Hadron Rap.


2 thoughts on “Large Hadron Collider Shut Down Temporarily

  1. See… I thought they would have had to watch Star Wars and all of Star Trek in first year science nerd school…


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