127739 story Bad Math Causes Explosion at CERN Collider 270 Posted by CmdrTaco on Monday April 09, 2007 @09:09AM from the allright-which-of-you-got-the-A dept. javipas writes "The Large Hadron Collider at the CERN has suffered a big explosion deep inside that has caused a leak of hellium gas and the quick evacuation of everyone working there. The reason: a mathematical mistake that affected the design of the giant superconductive magnets made by Fermilab. Now the company will have to repair and upgrade the 24 magnets that are installed on the 27 km. circunference of one of the most important research centers on Earth." This story might seem strangely familiar to you.