Thought for the month

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” Ovid, Roman Poet (43 BC – 17 AD).

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

One ring to rule them all?
CERN has published, in four volumes, its ideas for a £20bn successor to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), given the working name of Future Circular Collider. The circular tunnel would have a circumference of about 100 kilometres (62 miles), almost four times longer than the current LHC. Undoubtedly it would be a tool for progressing particle physics and our knowledge of matter and dark matter. However will politicians and those in other scientific areas think it precious?

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