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December 16: Large Hadron Collider Funding Approved


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Jeffrey Powers

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December 16: Large Hadron Collider Funding Approved

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Large Hadron Collider Magnets by Alpinethread

1994 – Recently we’ve heard about this thing called the Large Hadron Collider. Although it’s only been in mainstream news for a couple years, it’s been thought up and developed for many years now.On this day, for example, CERN receives not only approval, but also the funding to build this massive device. Because of this, CERN hands the WebCore project to the French organization INRIA (the Institut National pour la Recherche en Informatique et Automatique.)

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