Discovering the Mysteries of the Universe


Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern

The Large Hadron Collider — a $9 billion particle accelerator was built underground on the border of Switzerland and France.  The experiments will send atoms around a 17-mile tunnel in separate directions at the speed of light.  Upon collision, it has been hypothesized that there will be a “God” particle created, would help us better understand mass.  There are also people who believe it may help us understand multiple dimensions.

The article can be found at cnn.com as well as a video describing the project located here.

Advertisements

One thought on “Discovering the Mysteries of the Universe

  1. There’s been a lot of fear surrounding the LHC because of misunderstandings about the nature of the tiny black holes it has the potential of producing. They’re incredibly unlikely to occur, and even if one does it’s not going to create the sort of destruction we associate with black holes in science fiction. The Wikipedia page on LHC’s safety is actually pretty well sourced and even-handed.

    Regardless, if you’re worried you can add HasTheLargeHadronColliderDestroyedTheWorldYet.com to your bookmarks and check it periodically.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s