With Higgs boson research, Large Hadron Collider is a big hit

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 21:00 in Physics & Chemistry

A glitch once called into question the value of the $10-billion Large Hadron Collider, but it has run dependably for Higgs boson researchers.In 2008, when faulty wiring closed down the $10-billion Large Hadron Collider for more than a year, many wondered whether physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research had a white elephant on their hands.

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