Archive for December, 2009

Eyewitness to the CERN Experiments

Friday, December 11th, 2009

In late November, the Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva had its first successful test since scaring the world when the on switch was flipped back in September 2008. Contrary to doomsday predictions, collisions of proton beams in the LHC at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), an international physics research center also known as the European Organization for Nuclear Research, have not caused the end of the world. They have caused a stir among physicists, many of whom would consider Jeremy a very lucky doctoral student; he has been working at CERN since July 2008, and has witnessed the switching on, switching off, and switching back on of the LHC.