Big Bang Machine

Large Hadron Collider set to go online

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    A general view of the island SPS (Super Proton Synchrotron) of the CERN Control Centre (CCC) in Prevessin, France, at the Swiss border near Geneva, where the operators prepare the commissioning of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at the European Particle Physics laboratory (CERN). The first test of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) will take place on Sept. 10, 2008. The purpose of the CERN Control Centre (CCC) is to combine the control rooms of the Laboratory's eight accelerators, as well as the piloting of cryogenics and technical infrastructures.

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    A May 31, 2007 file photo shows a view of the LHC (large hadron collider) in its tunnel at CERN (European particle physics laboratory) near Geneva, Switzerland. One huge scientific experiment being launched Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 is described as an Alice in Wonderland investigation into the makeup of the universe, or dangerous tampering with Nature that could spell Doomsday for the Earth. The first beams of protons will be fired around the 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel at the launch Wednesday to test the controlling strength of the world's largest superconducting magnets. It will still be several weeks before beams traveling in opposite directions are brought together in collisions that some skeptics fear could create micro black holes they theorize could endanger the planet.

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    Sept. 2: Project leader for CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Lyn Evans, left, speaking with engineer Carlos Fernandez Robles, right, in the island LHC of the CERN Control Centre (CCC) at the European Particle Physics laboratory (CERN) in Prevessin, France, at the Swiss border, near Geneva. The purpose of the CERN Control Centre (CCC) is to combine the control rooms of the Laboratory's eight accelerators, as well as the piloting of cryogenics and technical infrastructures.

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    A May 31, 2007 file photo shows a view of the LHC (large hadron collider) in its tunnel at CERN (European particle physics laboratory) near Geneva, Switzerland. One huge scientific experiment being launched Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 is described as an Alice in Wonderland investigation into the makeup of the universe, or dangerous tampering with Nature that could spell Doomsday for the Earth. The first beams of protons will be fired around the 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel at the launch Wednesday to test the controlling strength of the world's largest superconducting magnets. It will still be several weeks before beams traveling in opposite directions are brought together in collisions that some skeptics fear could create micro black holes they theorize could endanger the planet.

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    March 22, 2007: The magnet core of the largest superconducting solenoid magnet at European Organization for Nuclear Research's Large Hadron Collider.

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    Feb. 29: The last element, weighing 100 tons, of the ATLAS experiment is lowered into a cave at the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

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    March 22, 2007: Magnet core of the largest superconducting solenoid magnet at European Organization for Nuclear Research's Large Hadron Collider.

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