Monday, July 14, 2008

CERN Council Looks Forward to Imminent Start-Up of the LHC

A more up-to-date progress report on the impending start-up of the LHC. This includes the safety analysis that was completed recently on the LHC that was reported here earlier.

The latest review of the safety of the LHC’s collisions was prepared by the LHC Safety Assessment Group (LSAG), which comprises scientists at CERN, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The LSAG report updates a 2003 paper by the LHC Safety Study Group and incorporates recent experimental and observational data. It confirms and strengthens the conclusion of the 2003 report that there is no cause for concern. Whatever the LHC will do, nature has already done many times over during the lifetime of the Earth and other astronomical bodies.

... which has been my contention all along.


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