08 September 2008

Quark, Quark Muster Mark

Three quarks for Muster Mark!
Sure he hasn't got much of a bark
And sure any he has it's all beside the mark.
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake Book II, Ch. 4

10 September: The first attempt to circulate a beam in the LHC will be made on 10 September at the injection energy of 450 GeV (0.45 TeV). This historical event will be webcast through http://webcast.cern.ch, and distributed through the Eurovision network. See http://www.cern.ch/lhc-first-beam for further details.

Is this the end of the world as we know it? Some seem to think so: "skeptics have filed suit in U.S. District Court in Hawaii and in the European Court of Human Rights to stop the project."

Big Science.

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