168624 comments to http%3A%2F%2Fatomictoasters.com%2F2012%2F07%2Fcherenkov-detector%2FCherenkov+Detector2012-07-06+02%3A00%3A12The+Professorhttp%3A%2F%2Fatomictoasters.com%2F%3Fp%3D16862Cherenkov Detector
Ohh they have excursion boats….
You really wanna go swimming in dry-cleaning fluid?
Well, your corpse'll be spotless……
"Hey Bob there's a lightbulb out in the detector room"
"Oh I dont know. Just go check it yourself."
Ha! Really they are photo detector/multiplier tubes so they absorb light instead of make it. They had a big accident a few years back where one tube collapsed and that caused chain reaction where very many they broke. But they fixed it eventually and even better all the other experiments that are similar learned from it and have procedures to help mitigate the risk now. Sadly I don't know what those are beyond inspection. http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/28561