Its now 10:30hrs and the world hasn't come to a crashing end.
So much for the initial naysayers wanting to stop the project, on the premise earth would have been devoured by a manufactured blackhole. But saying that, the beams haven't yet been smashed together. A feat which may happen later today or tomorrow - as long as everything goes according to plan. So let's keep our fingers crossed and look forward to new and exciting insights.
And the bbc radio 4 big bang website is doing excellent coverage.