After last Friday's massive quench at the LHC, CERN has announced that re-starting the collider will have to wait even beyond 2 months for repairs and downtime. With a planned winter shutdown in late November, even if the collider were ready, there would not be enough time to continue tests. Read more
Citizens Against The Large Hadron Collider is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of using legal action to prevent the operation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) until further safety tests are conducted.
The LHC is a particle accelerator located on the France/Switzerland border; it has been dubbed the largest, most expensive, most powerful experiment ever attempted, certainly dwarfing all particle colliders ever built before, both in terms of size and power.
Some experts fear that the risk of operating the LHC disproportionately outweighs anything science might gain from this experiment. It is not possible to know what the outcome of the experiment will be, but even CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) scientists concede that there is a real possibility of creating destructive theoretical anomalies such as miniature black holes, strangelets and deSitter space transitions. These events have the potential to fundamentally alter matter and destroy our planet.
Hackers have mounted an attack on the Large Hadron Collider, raising concerns about the security of the biggest experiment in the world. Read more
"Authoritative astrophysicist Dr Rainer Plaga finds significant gaps in the CERN in-house LSAG safety study. His detailed quantitative analysis published August 10, 2008 comes to the conclusion that "at the present stage of knowledge there is a definite risk from Micro Black Hole production at colliders." Several steps that might reduce this risk are also suggested." To the paper.
In a nationwide broadcast, Dr. Wagner explains the dangers of the LHC and his mission to require CERN to undergo further safety analysis before the machine is turned on... watch here