LHC fixes glitch, prepares for beams

After a raft of more routine tests in the next few days, proton beams will circle the LHC once again

The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible.

It is now likely that the LHC will see beams of protons racing around its 27km circumference early next week.

The massive machine’s second run, after a two-year refit, had faced a delay of up to several weeks after the glitch was discovered ten days ago.

But now only much more routine tests remain to be completed.

Cern, the European organisation for nuclear research, announced on Tuesday that Run Two of the collider was “back on track”.

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