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Posted by putsimply on 16th October 2009

I actually quite like the theory that the large hadron collider is being sabotaged by its own future, as nicely summarised by Dennis Overbye in the New York Times this week.

"God... rather hates Higgs particles and tries to avoid them."

"God.. rather hates Higgs particles and tries to avoid them."

I was actually in Geneva a week or so back at a conference, I was wondering then how long it would be  before they’d found enough clean helium to fire it all up again.  Bad choice of words perhaps, anyway, now we know – ‘soon’.

The theory that the particle they are trying to create in Switzerland is being thwarted by nature itself, in a sort of Terminator go-back-in-time and fix-what’s-broken mode, is brilliant.

I rate this photographer’s images and sounds from within, they are a little old but it puts an interesting 360 degree perspective on the project and you can actually hear the engineers working, nice touch.