LHC beam again

From the LHC operations web site, pages “LHC1” and “LHC3“, taken as soon as the beam completed a round in the accelerator. See also the log book and the CMS e-commentary.LHC beam 1st round

Throw the fucking switch, Igor!

What would you like to have said, if it were you behind the “big green button” when the LHC starts in 2008? It’s the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, said to be the most complex machine ever built, and will most likely set the stage for the next level of theoretical physics, so it had better be in the “One small step” category.