Large Hadron restart delayed again — you can relax until October
by Tim Stevens, posted Jun 22nd 2009 at 7:27AM
If you were enjoying these warmer months, taking time away from terrestrial black hole spotting due to the continued deactivation of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, feel free to extend those summer vacation plans a little bit. The particle crasher and supposed non-threat to life as we know it was previously set to restart in September after some damage put it on the inactive list many moons ago. Now CERN’s Head of Communications, James Gillies, is saying that the restart is likely to be smashed back a few more weeks into October, meaning New Englanders might just get in one more leaf peeping season before all we know is mashed into an incomprehensibly small ball of matter from which nothing can escape — not even Gundam robots.