Large Hadron Collider's First Operation

The Large Hadron Collider has been tested on 10, September, 2008.
Look here on Wikipedia if you don't know what a Large Hadron Collider is.

Proton beams have already been injected into the first metres of the LHC, to test the injection process, but the first attempt to circulate beams all the way around the LHC will be on the official start up day. If everything proceeds according to plan the beam will circulate all the way around the 27 km long LHC. Over the following months the LHC scientists and engineers will commission the LHC, running beams at higher energy with the intention of beginning collisions, using relatively low energy (5TeV) beams, towards the end of 2008.

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westfw9 years ago
I haven't decided whether the people who are now crowing that "the world didn't end" are better or worse than the people who were worried in the first place. After all, this was just a preliminary warm-up exercise; the experiments with the potential to create black holes, Higgs Bosons, strange matter, and all that "potentially dangerous" stuff won't happen (aren't even SCHEDULED to happen) for months yet, right? (heh. While there have been threads about the LHC before, I think this is the first one with a sensible title...)
Plasmana (author)  westfw9 years ago
Wow, I did not know that the LHC's warm up, thanks for telling me that.
Goodhart9 years ago
Had you heard that Crackers nearly got far enough into their site to "shut it down"? scary.,....
Plasmana (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
Reported at CNET: The Hadron collider stie was hacked into... but were stopped short of actual control....
It is sad that such malevolent attackers had to SMEAR the name of the 2600 mag with their mischief.

the picture is from WIRED...

Plasmana (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
jeez, that is not good, I guess that explains why the collider did not work probably because the hackers messed up their data?
whatsisface9 years ago
Hasn't this had like 3 topics already?
Plasmana (author)  whatsisface9 years ago
I don't know, I probably missed them while I was in Netherlands...