LHC to be inaugurated in October


Following the successful circulation of first beam in the LHC on 10th September, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instrument will be officially inaugurated at CERN on 21st October 2008, the organisation has announced.

Representatives of the governments of CERN’s Member and Observer States and other participating nations have been invited.

The LHC’s start-up day went very smoothly, with the first beam being threaded around the ring to great acclaim in just under one hour.

After ten days of operation however, the LHC is now on stand-by. A fault in one of its eight sectors which resulted in a helium leak is under investigation, which requires warming up the sector from -271 Celsius to room temperature.

... to continue reading you must be subscribed

Subscribe Today

Paywall Asset Header Graphic

To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.

Please wait...