“If we can do it sooner, all well and good.”

Following an electrical fault and a large helium leak in September, shortly after the successful initial live-firing, repairing the Large Hadron Collider at Cern had initially been expected to take at least a couple of months. The BBC are now reporting that the repairs to the Large Hadron Collider will not be completed until May or early June next year, with the machine restarted at the end of June or later. The cost of the work, £14million, will fall within Cern’s existing budget. As Professor Hawking said, “If the human race cannot afford that..”

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