large hadron collider

large hadron collider

Engineers Set Out To Replace Thousands of Cables at LHC

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A team of 60 engineers from CERN are replacing thousands of obsolete cables at the Large Hadron Collider as part of a big upgrade. Having identified 2,700 cables out of 9,000, CERN estimates at least 8,000 can be found before the LHC comes back online. Their goal is to get all of the cabling removed in time for a long shutdown scheduled for 2019 and 2020. That's when they plan to replace the cables with newer equipment at three locations. The machines set for the retrofit accelerate protons before sending them into the collider.