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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Let's hear it for the LHC!

Did you know that last night CERN's Large Hadron Collider made history? Check out the blog post at Bad Astronomy . . .

After more than a decade of triumph, setbacks, and much sturm and drang, the Large Hadron Collider made history last night by taking two beams of protons and smashing them head on at just a whisper under the speed of light.

Follow live tweets from the world's most adorable particle physicist (who works on the LHC) at:
http://twitter.com/profBriancox

Unfortunately the scientists had to exchange their champagne flutes for compasses to defend the world from the hordes of blood-thirsty demons that came pouring through the dimensional rift they'd created.

3 comments:

  1. Ohh, I saw the headlines but hadn't followed up on them. Thanks for the head's up, Sharon. This is pretty major news in the science world, "world's most adorable particle physicist" and all!

    And the last part was just to see if we were paying attention, right?

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  2. Couldn't resist. Brian Cox tweeted:

    "If anyone else says 'black hole' today I'm going to come round and chin em"

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  3. Yes, and we're all still here, too, in the year 3002. Dammit, where's my flying car!!!!

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