In a $10-billion physics experiment, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are set to switch on their new Large Hadron Collider on Sept. 10. It is 100 meters below the Franco-Swiss border and will accelerate atomic particles along a 27-kilometer-long, 3.5-m-dia tunnel. Teams of European contractors performed $200 million of work over nine years on the tunnel.
CERN Collider Switched On
September 10, 2008