European Laboratory for Particle Physics
sees little chance of an agreement
g hammered out soon for the financing
of Europe's next generation particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHCJ (Down to
Earth, September 30, 1994). CERN's 2 host
countries, France and Switzerland, continue
to stonewall efforts by Germany and the UK
to get them to pay 10 per cent of the
projected $2.02 billion cost of the LHC
project, in addition to the normal
Germany's hardline position has proved a major stumbling block to a compromise. The country believes that as France and Switzerland reap greater shares of the benefits of CERN than other member states, they should obviously pay more.
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