The Large Hadron Collider could be restarted at the end of September--a year after the world's largest particle accelerator was knocked off line by an electrical malfunction.
LHC operations were suspended last September after a transformer malfunction in its cooling system allowed a helium leak--just nine days after the controversial project became operational. An investigation concluded that the malfunction was caused by a faulty electrical connection between two of the accelerator's magnets.
As a result, the 53 magnets used to accelerate sub-atomic particles around the machine's 17-mile underground tunnel had to be cleaned or repaired. At the … Read more