See updates (in red) below –
For those of you who may be interested – there is an LHC update page , along with a blog, now located on the CERN/Hadron website for the startup of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Some people are watching this “clock” because they believe that the world will end when the LHC is plugged in and activated – those that believe this are convinced that tiny little black holes will be created and will consume the Earth, however, I can assure you that a particle accelerator should be the least of this world’s concerns.
UPDATE: Geneva, 7 August 2008. CERN has today announced that the first attempt to circulate a beam in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be made on 10 September.
UPDATE (10 September 2008): Live webcast here.
UPDATE (11 January 2009): “The top priority for CERN today is to provide collision data for the experiments as soon as reasonably possible,” said CERN Director General Robert Aymar. “This will be in September of 2009.”