Tags: large hadron collider | restart | delayed

Large Hadron Collider's Restart Delayed Due to Short Circuit

Image: Large Hadron Collider's Restart Delayed Due to Short Circuit
In this September 23, 2013 file photo is seen, main part of the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. (Thomas Jurkowski/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 05:54 PM

Physicists preparing to restart the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland after two years of upgrades will have to wait a little longer after a short circuit delayed the project.

The delay in restarting the world's most powerful particle accelerator could take days or weeks.

“It is a well understood issue, but one that could take time to resolve since it is in a cold section of the machine and repair may therefore require warming up and re-cooling after repair,” CERN, the European nuclear research organization, said in a press release.

During its run in 2012, the Large Hadron Collider was used to find the subatomic particle called the Higgs boson. That run was conducted at half of the Large Hadron Collider’s capability, Wired reported. The upgraded accelerator may create bigger, even rarer particles.

The LHC will be used to research everything from the nature of dark matter to the possible existence of mini-black holes and extra spatial dimensions, NBC News said.

Scientists aren’t concerned about the delay.

"All the signs are good for a great Run Two,” CERN’s director general Rolf Heuer said, according to the BBC. “In the grand scheme of things, a few weeks' delay in humankind's quest to understand our Universe is little more than the blink of an eye."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Physicists preparing to restart the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland after two years of upgrades will have to wait a little longer after a short circuit delayed the project.
large hadron collider, restart, delayed
217
2015-54-24
Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 05:54 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved