“the most extreme historical reenactment society ever”

As I might have mentioned, the 27km long Large Hadron Collider at CERN finishes warming-up and starts firing, so to speak, on Wednesday 10 September. Having previously noted the Guardian’s excellent coverage, I should also point out that the BBC have done a superb job too. There’s an interactive feature, with numerous videos and animations, and on Radio 4 Wednesday will be Big Bang Day. Brian Cox answers some questions on the LHC here, and they’ve lined up some short video interviews too – Dara O’Briain’s is well worth watching. In the meantime, here’s that rap again. “The most extreme historical reenactment society ever”. Heh.