The vast machine, which occupies a 27km circular tunnel under the French-Swiss border, hunts for signs of new physics by slamming subatomic particles together at close to the speed of light. The upgrade will make the collider far more sensitive to subtle quirks in the laws of physics, and physicists hope these anomalies will prise open the door to entirely new theories of the universe.
Look at the picture below, doesn't it look like Han Solo's hyperdrive on the left?
As they say, "the more energy goes in, the more massive the particles that come out". How about a miniature black hole?
If not time-travel, other exciting thing produced by LHC may be: The end of the world as we know it Apologies for a sensationalist headline, but how would you like a miniature Big Bang generated in your community, with scientists going around in little black vans with blaring loudspeakers: All jokes aside, scientists do expect excitement, but of the containable kind.
For the estimation of dangers associated with LHC, read this paper abstract. The Internet's Web started here Time Travel might as well start here, too CERN scientists know what they talk about, and we can trust them - after all, last time they needed something for sharing collider data, they invented the World Wide Web!
David Levin I like how Discover Magazine puts it: Particle Art for the Dawning Era In addition to everything else, the collision of particles makes for an interesting art:After eight years of banging subatomic particles together, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is getting a major upgrade.
In a ceremony on Friday, the high-energy physics laboratory broke ground. Mar 11, · Every time we push the frontiers of knowledge, it comes with a risk, and it comes with the prospect of a reward.
The risks are many: failure to find anything new, futility of the experiment to.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 kilometer (17 mile) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France, is nearly set to begin its first particle beam tests. The Very Large Hadron Collider (VLHC) is a hypothetical future hadron collider with performance significantly beyond the Large Hadron Collider.
There is no detailed plan or schedule for the VLHC; the name is used only to discuss the technological feasibility of such a collider ISABELLE: BNL, cancelled in LHCb is an experiment set up to explore what happened after the Big Bang that allowed matter to survive and build the Universe we inhabit today.
Sep 16, · More answers to questions from Sixty Symbols viewers, covering the LHC, exploding stars and galaxies made of anti-matter.
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