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What went wrong (and what's next) at the Large Hadron Collider: Brian Cox's update on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

Yesterday, CERN announced that the Large Hadron Collider (which spectacularly failed last September) could be turned on again as soon as this August. In this short talk from TED U 2009, physicist Brian Cox shares what’s new with CERN’s supercollider. He covers the repairs now underway and what the future holds for the largest science experiment ever attempted. (Recorded at TED U 2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 3:30.)

Watch Brian Cox’s 2008 TEDTalk, “An inside tour of the world’s biggest supercollider” >>

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Comments (1)

  • David Lockman commented on May 12 2009

    For me, the most exciting aspect of this research is what may be learned about energy production. The LHC experiments could lead to whole new sources of clean energy, allowing us to ditch fossil fuels once and for all. True innovation in the field of energy production is long, long overdue.