LHC repairs to take time

A spokesperson for CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, has said that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which set a record by crashing proton beams into each other at 50 per second, had broke down and was not expected to restart before the middle of the year.

Scientists at CERN recently achieved a big success by creating mini Big Bangs, which could help scientists understand the mysteries of the creation of the universe.

Some doomsday theorists are of the opinion that the LHC experiment could put the whole humanity at risk by producing tiny black holes that could suck in all matter around them.

However, scientists at CERN confirmed that the experiment could create tiny black holes but they would dissolve in just a fraction of a second.

It took around 20 years to complete the LHC project at the cost of around six billion Swiss francs. The project included the digging up of a tunnel complex under the Franco-Swiss border.

The LHC was started in September 2009, but was shut down again on September 19 due helium leakage.

James Gillies from CERN said that the repairs could last until the end of May.

Speaking on the topic, he said, "There is still a lot of work to do and we want to be sure that everything is in order before starting up.”

However, he added that they would switch on the LHC again at the earliest possible.