Does anyone know when the LHC will be open to the public again?

  1. I am hoping to visit CERN at some point, but the underground areas are closed off at the moment. So just wondering if anyone knows when it's open to the public again

    Thanks :)
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Not until the upgrade in 10 years or so, probably.
     
  4. Will the visitors get free souvenir hadrons?
     
  5. Yes, the receptionist is very charming.
     
  6. Terrific. Perhaps I'll bump into you there.
     
  7. Or the anti-me.
     
  8. Vanadium 50

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    Again? I doubt very much that the LHC tunnel was ever open to the general public. There are electrical hazards, cryogenic hazards, oxygen deficiency hazards and now that the machine has been operating, radiation hazards. As if that weren't enough, yhere are areas where millions of dollars of damage could be caused by a careless visitor.
     
  9. rhody

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    Well this is a first, you may want to correct the typo "yhere", this could be mistaken for Pirate English, and no one would want to mistake you for a pirate... lol

    Rhody...
     
  10. Vanadium 50

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    Shiver me timbers, matey!
     
  11. G01

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    Don't forget about all the blackholes down there now that the LHC has been running.

    If a tourist happened to fall into one of those, the legal problems would be phenomenal! Of course, since it's a black hole, there wouldn't be any evidence left of the tourist falling in there. (And there are many other black holes for any witnesses... Man, those guys at CERN are in deep.)
     
  12. Office_Shredder

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    If you type 342292850771 in the keypad, it's open to the public right now
     
  13. That's not the worst typo you can make when talking about the large hadron collider.
     
  14. rhody

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    Jack,

    Amen, and then some, being anal retentive about everything technical with inner workings of the LHC would be grossly "understating" the level of attention to detail required to keep it running safe...

    I was just having a bit of fun with v_50, he is a pithy guy. Up to now have never seen him make a mistake with spelling. We should cut him some slack, I worked 52 hours last week, did little posting on PF because I was so fried learning a new intense skill at work.

    Rhody...
     
  15. My point was, at least he didn't do this:

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  16. Visiting any other facility doesn't put one right into the inner workings. I'm sure there must be observation rooms, guideways and guides to keep people running off and fiddling around with the superconducting supercollider!
     
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