While I may have been ho-hum about an announcement of the schedule for beam circulation in the Large Hadron Collider, I'm a bit more excited about the first beam being successfully injected into the collider. Guess I'm more excited about actual events rather than plans for events.
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?