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CERN releases analysis of LHC incident

Geneva, 16 October 2008. Investigations at CERN1 following a large helium leak into sector 3-4 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel have confirmed that cause of the incident was a faulty electrical connection between two of the accelerator’s magnets. This resulted in mechanical damage and release of helium from the magnet cold mass into the tunnel.

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LHC to be inaugurated on 21 October 2008

Geneva, 2 October 2008. Following the successful circulation of first beam in the LHC on 10 September, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instrument will be officially inaugurated at CERN on 21 October 2008. Representatives of the governments of CERN’s Member and Observer States and other participating nations have been invited.

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From the CERN Bulletin:

25 August 2008 - Final LHC synchronization test successful
21 August 2008 - A cold snap in August
11 August 2008 - LHC synchronization test successful
09 June 2008 - Knocking on the LHC's door
26 May 2008 - LHC 2008 talks "What’s at stake for the Standard Model "
12 May 2008 - LHC 2008 lectures: "Une nouvelle vision du monde"
28 April 2008 - Open Days: The enthusiasm is shared by all
28 April 2008 - LHC 2008 lectures: "The LHC: an accelerator of science"
17 March 2008 - Acceleration of the LHC commissioning tests
17 March 2008 - 2008 LHC Open Days: LHC magnets on display
03 March 2008 - Warm reception for warm magnets
03 March 2008 - A true-to-life fire alert in the LHC tunnel

 

 

 

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