More on the LHC Countdown

The Large Hadron Collider is indeed large: the underground particle accelerator is about 17 miles in circumference (it is circular). Located between France and Switzerland, the LHC is now almost ready to begin full-length particle accelerations. Researchers are attempting to collide protons together that are accelerate to 7 TeV (tera electron volts).

Following Tetranitrate's first post, LHC Countdown, people have been looking for more information.

Even More on the LHC from Kiteman, with more explanation.

Here is a great set of pictures from, showcasing all stages of production of the LHC.

For a better visual understanding of how it works, take a look at this LHC animation from the official LHC web site.

More general information from the LHC web site.

As I like to say, this is large and in charge.

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parakmi9 years ago
Now I understand why there are so many black holes in the universe and so little intelligent life.
fusioh2o9 years ago
"Big badda boom" ,yeah yeah big badda boom, I get it
hvac20109 years ago
excuse me for bein dumb on this topic but what exactly will this thing do???
Jordo9 years ago
Actually they are thinking of shutting it down, They have some evidence that the particles the LHC will create in the future can sort of "time travel" to the past, preventing the LHC from ever operating. "the paper suggested that future effects caused by the production of particles, such as the Higgs, could ripple backwards in time and prevent the LHC from ever operating."
V-Man737 Jordo9 years ago
Why would they need to shut it down if it would paradoxically shut itself down? That in itself would be a groundbreaking occurrence. (or non-occurrence?) Seriously, why?
Uru Wolf Jordo9 years ago
Would that not cause a paradox?
They won't know until they try.

The count-down;

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 >click< 0, 1, 2, 3, ...
Time reversed?
=SMART= Kiteman9 years ago
lol yea. I just have a vision of a guy in the control room doing that XD. "9,10....Hey....something's wrong here..."
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