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Where To Watch For LHC Startup News August 11, 2008

Posted by gordonwatts in ATLAS, LHC.

A few posts back some folks were wondering where to watch for LHC news as the startup nears. The “LHC First Beam” website seems like a pretty good place to start. For example, recently posted:

After a period of optimization, one bunch was kicked up from the transfer line into the LHC beam pipe and steered about 3 kilometres around the LHC itself on the first attempt. On Saturday, the test was repeated several times to optimize the transfer before the operations group handed the machine back for hardware commissioning to resume on Sunday.

Hey! There has been beam in the LHC!! The website contains a “count-down” clock too. 28 days…

Now I have a stupid question for the folks putting this website together: Why isn’t there a RSS feed!?!?! So old-skool!



1. PRIMER HAZ EN EL LHC! - August 11, 2008

[…] Via Gordon Watt bog Life as a Physics llegué al site LHC First Bean con información sobre el primer haz inyectado el 8 de Agosto pasado […]

2. Albanatita - August 13, 2008

I am really impressed by the effort on public relation achieved by the LHC project. I hope it will be a good example for ITER.

3. gordonwatts - August 13, 2008

Albanatita – yeah — it is nice. But it takes funding agencies that are committed to outreach. NASA in the USA is probably the best model.

4. gordonwatts - August 15, 2008

CERN press office is also releasing things in twitter: http://twitter.com/cern

5. Noelle Ibrahim - January 12, 2009

Hi – it looks as if someone has impersonated me here. I did post
on this site in the summer of `07 re: attitudes in physics.

6. gordonwatts - January 12, 2009

Noelle – I missed this comment — I would have removed it for exactly that reason. I’ve killed it off. Thanks!

7. Noelle Ibrahim - January 24, 2009

Thank you

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