RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 746855073 LA English T1 The great accelerator A1 Virilio, Paul., PB Polity PP Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA YR 2012 SN 074565388X 9780745653884 0745653898 9780745653891 AB On 10 September 2008, amid much fanfare, the Great Collider run by CERN in Geneva was turned on. The Collider was supposed to fire protons around a seventeen-mile loop of tunnels, causing them to crash into one another at close to the speed of light and break into even tinier particles. Nine days later the Collider broke down and had to be switched off, the accelerator temporarily silenced, the reckless search for 'God's particle' put on hold. At the same time the speeded-up markets of global finance, with screens of multi-coloured numbers designating the rapid flows of capital, are suddenly thrown into confusion when news spreads that the great Titan of Wall Street, Lehman Brothers, has filed for bankruptcy. Investors panic, share prices plunge and the accelerated markets of global finance seize up. -- Publisher description.