Budget cuts force CERN to shut accelerators for year

CERN

Bummer:

CERN had previously announced that the LHC would not run in 2012 “for purely technical reasons.” It said it would now also shut down all of its other accelerators in 2012 as it focuses its resources on the most critical research.

“The whole CERN accelerator complex will now join the LHC in a year-long shutdown,” the institute said in a statement. “CERN management considers this a good result for the laboratory given the current financial environment.”

Reuters: Budget cuts force CERN to shut accelerators for year

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  1. Awesome! How did I miss news of this? So if the world ends in 2012 at least it won’t be this big mental machine that does it. Actually thought they wre about to start the thing up again over the next few months.

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