Things to come

Today the Scientific Policy Committee (SPC) of CERN released a first final plan for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC):
– beam pipe closure at the end of August ’07
– followed by LHC commissioning runs at 450+450 GeV (till end of ’07)
– shut-down for final machine commissioning
– followed by first physics runs at 14 TeV (full luminosity by end of ’08)

This might sound strange and boring for all non-physicists (even for some of them), but it’s at least a bit interesting for all those working for/at CERN…

I wonder if the B40-masterpiece will still be there at this time… PPJB rulez!