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European giant atom-smasher relaunch delayed to September

Latest update : 2009-02-09

Previously scheduled for spring, then summer, the relaunch of the giant Big Bang atom-smasher in Switzerland has been delayed until end of September. A major breakdown had marred its multi-billion dollar launch one year earlier.

AFP - Europe's Big Bang atom-smasher will not now restart until the end of September, following a major breakdown that marred its multi-billion dollar launch one year earlier.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) broke down only days after being switched on by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in September 2008, causing more than 30 million Swiss francs of repairs (20 million euros, 26 million dollars).

"The new schedule foresees first beams in the LHC at the end of September this year, with collisions following in late October," CERN said Monday in a statement from its Swiss headquarters.

Date created : 2009-02-09