CERN Hadron Collider Goes Online

by Michael Szul on 2008-09-10 08:10:06 tags: cern, large hadron collider, lhc, stargate

For those following the news of CERN's Large Hadron Collider - meant to study dark matter, mini-black holes and possible alternate dimensions - the LHC went live last night for its first beam test. You can follow the results on the CERN "LHC First Beam" page.

A webcast of the event can be found on their webcast page, but due to large volume's of traffic, it may take some refreshes to get the video to load.

Many have speculated about the safety of the LHC since it was first announced, but scientists (including Stephen Hawkings) have dismissed the concern. CERN even has a video up on their web site explaining the safety of the device.

I, for one, marvel at the similarity between the LHC design and that of the Stargate.

For a first hand account of the LHC, check out the video below: