The restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been pushed back even further, following the discovery of vacuum leaks in two sectors of the experiment.
The world's largest particle collider is now unlikely to restart before mid-November, according to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
The project had been expected to start again in October.
To repair the leaks, which are from the helium circuit into the insulating vacuum, sectors 8-1 and 2-3 will have to be warmed from 80K to room temperature. Adjacent sub-sectors will act as "floats," while the remainder of the surrounding sectors … Read more