"LHC to skip low-energy test runs (Jun 6)
The Large Hadron Collider will not be ready in time to perform a
low-energy "engineering run", which was originally scheduled to take
place this November, according to an official at CERN. This will leave
the operators no chance to gain experience with the particle
accelerator's steering and detection systems before the high-energy runs begin in spring next year. The delay is due primarily to the failure of
a Fermilab-built magnet during high-pressure tests in March.