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March 30, 2010  10:02 AM

Cern gets closer to solving the big bang theory

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Just over 18 months ago I wrote a blog post about the media frenzy and public hysteria that was mounting over CERN's Large Hadron Collider

The speculation that the world was about to end was of course absolutely crazy,...

September 24, 2008  9:12 AM

Cern LHC big bang experiment shuts down till spring

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As I speculated on Monday, the LHC at Cern has had to be shut down due to a large helium leak in sector 3-4 in the Large Hadron Collider tunnel.

Cern Director General Robert Aymer explained in a press...

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September 22, 2008  2:21 PM

Cern – some issues with the LHC machine will delay results

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I gather that not everything has well with the LHC machine at Cern, which has broken and needs fixing. Consequently, it will be quite some time before there are any scientific results... boo hoo.

But there do have some funky images of debris particles in the Compact Mucon Solenoid...

September 11, 2008  10:50 AM

More computer-related disasters that never happened

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Yesterday's events at Cern and the LHC made me think about other events have there been that were supposed to bring about global meltdown. Most of the...

September 10, 2008  5:05 PM

Cern and the Big Bang… so we didn’t end up in a black hole

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It seems from the general theme from the comments to my earlier post is a large dose of scepticism about the hysterical way some sections of the media has reported Cern's Large Hadron Collider being switched on today, but have some faith... I think the BBC has reported it well and has given...

September 10, 2008  9:20 AM

Will the world end as we know it…. Cern and the big bang theory

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There's a huge amount of computer power being channelled into Cern's Big Bang experiment, in fact they have created the world's largest computer grid known as the LHC Computing Grid. You can learn all about Cern and the IT behind the ambitious project from

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