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+ - CERN Says LHC Offline Until April

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rfunches
rfunches writes "The Large Hadron Collider will be offline until April 2009 due to last Friday's electrical fault. That incident (covered here on /.) originally resulted in a repair estimate of two months, but officials at CERN said that a planned shutdown in early December to save money on electricity would have left researchers "scant time to run the collider." As a result, the LHC will stay offline until after the winter hiatus. Director-general Robert Aymar called the delay "a psychological blow," but vowed that "we will overcome this setback with the same degree of rigor and application." The LHC had a minor malfunction when it first went online, but researchers were able to run some successful tests before Friday's electrical fault."
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