As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, we’re still alive! The LHC has successfully completed its first round of testing!
Here is a picture from the control room:
(image via Slashdot)
Yeah, I have no idea what it means either.
However, just because the first beam test worked doesn’t mean we can rest easily. This was only a test, people! Who knows what will happen in the coming months as they start really colliding particles in this thing?
The first first collision won’t happen until October 21, 2008. Mark your calendars!
Just in case you’re wondering, here’s a simple website to see if the large hadron collider has destroyed the world yet: