Three decades after it was conceived, the world’s most powerful physics experiment has begun.
Engineers are attempting to circulate a beam of particles around the 27km-long underground tunnel which houses the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
The Â£5bn machine on the Swiss-French border is designed to smash particles together with cataclysmic force, revealing signs of new physics.
This will re-create conditions in the Universe moments after the Big Bang. [source]
Stephen Hawking is a betting man and even Google is showing some nerdy love today…
So, if the world should implode today, I just wanted to say that it’s been a pleasure writing on this blog and interacting with you all.
LOL, Nas, the pleasure has been all ours 🙂
That’s awesome !
not that the world might implode , but the whole idea !
Reminds me of Angels and Demons !
It’s been a pleasure reading for you sir !
If there was a one in a million chance that a black hole would be produced and engulf this whole earth, then why ******* go ahead with the experiment?!
I mean what’s more important? Finding out about the big bang or humanity?!
Anyways, as kinzi said, the pleasure has been all ours.
it’d be really weird if wut the critics of this experiment said came to reality , creating a big black hole to suck up Earth :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD looking forward to it 😀
“If there was a one in a million chance that a black hole would be produced and engulf this whole earth, then why ******* go ahead with the experiment?!”
If the whole world would be destroyed I think it wouldn’t matter to us. 😉
Curiosity. The quest. The possibility. And maybe they won’t find the Higgs! They’ll keep playing. It’s like a toy for big kids. Love it!
I say go for it! Let it implode! I’ve always wante to live in a black hole! It looked like a cool place on Star trek!
I knew a lot of people whom disappeared!! (Apparently sucked into a black hole). Maybe we can meet up there again.
I’m just rumbling! … this can’t be true!
hala 3amme , Nas, it has been great blogging here too , by the way i have a wooden house if that would protect us call me i will arrange for a party…
Well we can put the tin-foil hats away … the AP is reporting the first test as successful:
Now if you don’t mind, I need to get out of this 60’s style air-raid bunker and back to work.
I think it’s contained enough to not cause planet-scale damage.
I also think the amount of force the sun is capable of producing is nothing a man-made instrument can ever mimic.
This is nothing but a tiny simulation of particle behavior with forces of giant magnitude collide. Ofcourse, “giant” in our worls is a spec of energy in terms of the sun.
Are they looking for something like 9/11 on 9/11?
There’s a bit somewhere in Alan Moore’s grand work Watchmen. It’s something along the lines of:
“Didn’t you say the world would end last night?”
“Maybe it did.”
And of course there’s this quote:
“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
(My thanks to the late Douglas Adams.)
Nassim…It was nice getting to know you…