Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Magnet failure could delay hunt for Higgs

Fermilab admits it is to blame for design fault.

A woven glass cloth holding some magnets in place isn't up to the job; all 9 magnet assemblies meant to focus the beam could be affected.

Related links

Related links

Related links in Nature Research


Related external links

Fermilab statement on test failure

LHC homepage

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Giles, J. Magnet failure could delay hunt for Higgs. Nature (2007).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • DOI:


Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing