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CERN Panel Calls for Cuts and Shake-Ups

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Science  28 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5577, pp. 2317
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5577.2317a

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GENEVA-- It's official: CERN must slash other research projects in order to finish the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). That's the conclusion of a group tasked with reviewing the $2 billion megaproject, under construction here at the European laboratory for particle physics, in the wake of cost overruns disclosed last fall. And non-LHC projects might not be the only sacrificial lambs: CERN is coming under pressure to shake up its senior management.