LHC now up and running

Last week the LHC went live with a level of media interest that probably hasn’t been seen around a science project since the moon landings. I have a special place in my heart for Cern (my first job), so it is great to see it – even if most stories concentrated on the possibility of accidentally blowing up the world.

The Guardian has done an excellent job of tracking its progress and launch – the audio Cerncast is a good place to start. (The weekly science podcast is very good too and comes highly recommended.)

• The Guardian: Cern coverage

• The Guardian: Cerncast

• National Geographic: The God Particle

• The Guardian: Into the unknown

UPDATE: 20 Sept:  Did I speak too soon?..

• BBC: Hadron Collider halted for months

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