Wednesday, September 10, 2008

LHC Day 1

Inside the CERN LHC tunnelDon't cross the streams.

-- Harold Ramis as Dr. Egon Spengler, Ghostbusters, 1984


You can think of each experiment as a giant digital camera with around 150 million pixels taking snapshots 600 million times a second.

-- CERN's Ian Bird, who leads the LHC Grid project, a network of 60,000 computers to analyze what happens when protons are hurled at each other


If you can read this, then the Large Hadron Collider did not create any earth-consuming black holes today.

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