Humankind Journeys Into the Particles

I’m not sure what metric you would use to measure an Apollo Project, but it seems as though the Large Hadron Collider may be an Apollo-scale project. Everything custom-built, the tolerances are minute, and the scale and complexity is unthinkable. And it’s almost done.

A physicist I met at a party explained to me that a fundamental paradigm regarding the way matter is organized will be confirmed or contra-indicated pretty much as soon as they turn the thing on. I don’t remember the details, but I remember being deeply impressed. Then somebody started fighting.

From CERN User’s Pages:

Special Announcements

LHC access
Please consult new access conditions before entering the tunnel

Important information for all regular CERN dosimeter holders: Do not forget to read your dosimeter, even if you have not entered the controlled radiation areas

Information importante pour les utilisateurs de dosimètre régulier : N’oubliez pas de lire votre dosimètre, même si vous n’êtes pas entrés dans les zones contrôlées

Prevention – Diagnosis – Eliminating noise
4 to 8 August 2008, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Infirmary, Bld. 57

Prévention – Dépistage – Stop au bruit
du 4 au 8 août 2008, de 9h à 16h, Infirmerie, Bât. 57

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