LHC Advisory Note

Dear The Internets,

Please be advised that, although the Large Hadron Collider will be powered up on Wednesday, no high-energy collisions are scheduled until November.

It really upsets me to see people, including the news media reporting tomorrow's initial power-up as "the most complex scientific experiment ever undertaken" (from the first link) when in fact it is not.

The claims that the LHC will destroy the world are pure lunacy. But please, all you crazies out there, if you're going to get all het up about the end of the world, it is very important that you get your dates straight.



EDIT: To those who subscribe to the feed, I apologize for botching the URLs. I will try to remember the correct syntax in the future.

Tom G Varik