The BBC News article Cern plans even larger hadron collider for physics search says:
The difficulty with Cern's proposals for a larger Large Hadron Collider is that no one knows what energies will be needed to crash large hadrons together to discover the enigmatic, super particles that hold the keys to the new realm of particles.
Cern hopes that its step-by-step proposal, first using electron-positron and then electron-large hadron collisions will enable its physicists to look for the ripples created by the super particles and so enable them to determine the energies that will be needed to find the super particles.
Do hadrons fall nicely into the two categories large and small? Is the way that the term large hadron is used in the article how particle scientists generally discuss experiments?
I'm (creatively) imagining the following sentence "We're not going to be able to do the experiment with these small hadrons, we're going to have to use the large ones."
- As of 24-Jan-2018 it still hasn't been fixed. When/if it is in the near future, I'll make a note if it here to be fair to the BBC.
- As of 30-Jan-2018 the first occurrence has been corrected but the second has not...