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September 10, 2008

Schedule of the Large Hadron Collider Experiment

Beginning at 8 am, RTÉ.ie will provide live coverage of the world’s most powerful physics experiment to date from CERN underneath France and Switzerland.
Here is a schedule of events for that coverage. Keep an eye on RTÉ News for the latest headlines.
8:00 Live satellite broadcast and webcast begin with an introduction from the commentators in the CERN Control Centre, an animation showing the passage of a beam through the LHC, and highlights of the LHC operators’ daily meeting where they lay out the procedure getting the first beam circulating in the LHC.
8:06 Coverage begins of the first attempt to circulate a beam in the LHC. Lyn Evans, LHC project leader, will narrate the proceedings from the CERN Control Centre. Video of accelerator operators in the CCC will alternate with views of the LHC apparatus in its tunnel 100 meters underground.
9:00 Briefing in English by Lyn Evans, LHC Project Leader. The three-minute briefing will be followed by coverage of 10 minutes of Q&A between Lyn Evans and journalists at CERN for the event.
9:13 Tour of the control rooms of the four major LHC experiments: LHCb, CMS, ALICE and ATLAS. Viewers will see activity in each control room, and hear scientists from each experiment speak about their experiment. (duration 12:00)
9:25 Back to the CERN Control Centre for continuing coverage of the first beams in the Large Hadron Collider.
9:44 Movie: The Large Hadron Collider. (Pre-recorded, duration 3:00)
10:00 Three-minute briefing from the CERN Control Centre, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.
10:30 Visit by videoconference to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, near Chicago, Illinois, USA. Fermilab, which contributes to construction and operation of the LHC and CMS experiment, will host a pajama party in the middle of the night for scientists, media, VIPs and members of the public to follow the events at CERN live as they happen.
10:45 Video clips from other particle physics institutes worldwide that contributed to LHC construction. (Pre-recorded)
10:56 Highlights from the morning’s activities in the CERN Control Centre. (duration 4:00)
11:00 Press Conference in English and French with CERN Director General Robert Aymar and LHC Project Leader Lyn Evans. Statements by Director General Aymar and LHC Project Leader Evans will be followed by 20 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.
11:25 Visit the LHCb experiment, possibly the first experiment to see evidence of beam in the LHC on 10 September. A five-minute pre-recorded clip explaining the LHCb experiment will be followed by ten minutes of coverage of activity in the LHCb control room and interviews with LHCb scientists.
11:45 Movie: The Time Machine: The LHC Adventure is a Journey Through Time. (Pre-recorded, duration 11:00)
12:00 Three-minute briefing from the CERN Control Centre, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.
12:13 Visit the CMS experiment. A five-minute pre-recorded clip explaining the CMS experiment will be followed by ten minutes of coverage of activity in the CMS control room and interviews with CMS scientists.
13:00 Three-minute briefing from the CERN Control Centre, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.
13:27 Visit the ATLAS experiment. A five-minute pre-recorded clip explaining the ATLAS experiment will be followed by ten minutes of coverage of activity in the ATLAS control room and interviews with ATLAS scientists.
13:44 Video News Release: LHC Tunnel (Pre-recorded)
Highlights from the day’s activities in the CERN Control Centre (duration 3:00)
13:48 Video News Release: LHC Accelerator (Pre-recorded, duration 4:02)
14:00 Three-minute briefing from the CERN Control Centre, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.
14:20 Video News Release: CERN (Pre-recorded, duration 3:08)
14:40 Video News Release: CERN Technology Transfer (Pre-recorded, duration 2:41)
14:47 Highlights from the day’s activities in the CERN Control Centre. (duration 13:00)
15:00 Three-minute briefing from the CERN Control Centre, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.
15:24 Tour of the control rooms of the four major LHC experiments: LHCb, CMS, ALICE and ATLAS. Viewers will see activity in each control room, and hear scientists from each experiment speak about their experiment.
15:30 Briefing in English with Lyn Evans, LHC Project Leader. The five-minute briefing will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.
16:45 Highlight footage of the day’s activities at the CERN Control Centre and around the CERN sites. (duration 15:00)
17:00 End of satellite broadcast and webcast.

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The Large Hadron Collider Will Not Destroy the World Tomorrow, or Ever

In today’s test, scientists will attempt to beam protons around a 27.3km track.
Eventually, it is hoped that two proton beams could be steered in opposite directions around the LHC at close to the speed of light, BBC reports.
Scientists want to manipulate the beams to cross paths and collide, potentially revealing fundamental insights into the nature of the cosmos.Opponents fear the $A9.3 billion machine, which will generate temperatures of more than a trillion degrees centigrade, could create a black hole that could swallow the planet.
One theory suggests that after a series of random earthquakes, Earth would start to crack up; molten lava would wash over the land and the seas would start to boil; mega-hurricanes and cyclones would level buildings and forests; and eventually, mountains would crumble as Earth’s crust continued to disintegrate.
Another theory is more simple but arguably more terrifying: Earth would be destroyed in an instant (about 1/20th of a second), simply vanishing from space. Within a few minutes, the rest of the solar system would allegedly follow.
But after commissioning a series of safety reviews, CERN scientists have scoffed at such notions, with Professor Brian Cox of Manchester University telling the British Telegraph that anyone who thinks the earth will be destroyed by the machine is a “t–t”.
Eminent scientists agree, with Prof Stephen Hawking describing the LHC as “absolutely safe”, telling the UK Telegraph the experiment is vital to the survival of humanity.
The LHC team hopes to find the theoretical Higgs-Boson Particle, or the God Particle, but Prof Hawking isn’t confident, and has bet 100 pounds they don’t find it.
The particle is thought to have given mass to all other particles and such a discovery would help gain a better understanding of things like antimatter, parallel universes and dark matter.

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