Remember the Large Hadron Collider? It’s alive & kicking!

The world’s largest atom-smasher is due to be restarted after a year-long shut down. Pavel Nevsky, senior scientist, says the new launch is likely to be a success.

The large Hadron Collider seeks to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang. Scientists are looking for unseen particles that they hope will explain the nature of mass and the creation of the universe.

The massive machine broke down just nine days after it was first switched on last September when a connection between two magnets failed.

“I’m sure this time it will all go smoothly,” said Pavel Nevsky.

“They have calibrated the detectors, and now all four are ready to take the data”.

Scientists have now carried out initial experiments, but expect the machine to be fully running by January.