Monthly Archives: September 2008

LHC: in search of the God particle

Large Hadron Collider

by most accounts, we have just built the most complicated machine in human history: the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). the startup on september 10 was met with accolades and cheers. the following shutdown was met with sadness and groans. regardless of when it comes back online, it remains the most exciting thing to happen in fundamental particle physics in decades.

so what’s all the fuss about?

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