The world's most powerful particle accelerator will go live again in June at the earliest, after a shutdown in September.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), which runs the Large Hadron Collider, previously suggested that the apparatus would be restarted in April, following maintenance. On Monday, however, it emerged that June would be the earliest possible date for operations to resume fully. It also became apparent that the cost of the repairs alone could be as high as $16 million.
The LHC is housed in a 17-mile-long circular tunnel nestled beneath the Swiss-French border in the Alps. It … Read more