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Mike Anderson | USLHC | USA

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What Went Wrong Last Year

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Brian Cox explains in this 3 minute talk from Feb 2009 what went wrong at CERN last year, and why continuing this work, despite setbacks, is worth it.

It has been over a year since that accident, and many repairs and improvements have been made including:

  • Replacing 53 magnets 
(out of 9,000)
  • Installing extra 
pressure relief valves
  • Installing monitors to ensure 
this can’t happen again

This has made me more confident, but at the same time, the problem we hit happened just after one week of running – maybe there are problems we would have hit only after a few weeks of running, or a few months?

We don’t know everything that might happen, so I’m glad we are playing it safer this time.

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