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Overexcited about beam circulation

A lot of science web sites seem to be excited about plans for the initial beam circulation in the Large Hadron Collider on September 10. While it's a great step into getting the particle accelerator online, I'm a bit less excited about it than others. Personally, I'm waiting for the start of actual collisions between opposing beams a month or two later, which is when we'll start to get some real scientific data.

I wonder if this makes me a dour wet blanket?