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Large Hadron Collider

A joint European venture to discover the make up of the universe in it's infancy that might also create a black hole and end the universe...

started by JackCNewell on 11/22/09.

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The Large Hadron Collider is expected to provide experimental evidence as to the Higgs boson's existence or non-existence. The Higgs boson particle is one quantum component of the theoretical Higgs field. In empty space, the Higgs field has an amplitude different from zero; i.e., a non-zero vacuum expectation value. The existence of this non-zero vacuum expectation plays a fundamental role: it gives mass to every elementary particle which has mass, including the Higgs boson itself. In particular, the acquisition of a non-zero vacuum expectation value spontaneously breaks electroweak gauge symmetry, which scientists often refer to as the Higgs mechanism. This is the simplest mechanism capable of giving mass to the gauge bosons while remaining compatible with gauge theories. In essence, this field is analogous to a pool of molasses that "sticks" to the otherwise massless fundamental particles which travel through the field, converting them into particles with mass which form, for example, the components of atoms.

by Katzwinkel (69.39) on 11/22/09.

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Even if it could generate a black hole and instantly annihilate us all, don't worry. According to physicists, the Large Hadron Collider creates particles that go back in time and shut down the Large Hadron Collider to prevent it from creating the particles that go back in time and shut down the Large Hadron Collider. That's why it'll never work.

"A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather."


by Katzwinkel (69.39) on 11/22/09.

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It's finally operational!


by JackCNewell (51.52) on 11/23/09.

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... because people who are for it have a Large Hardons for Large Hadrons.

by otm_shank (54.55) on 12/1/09.

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The mini black holes may not destroy the universe but this could certainly lead to terrifying new weapons technologies.

by Uklamok (62.03) on 11/23/09.

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The Higgs Boson doesn't want to be found. (See reference below)


by juszczak (68.66) on 12/2/09.

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The LHC could be used to make anti-matter which could be stolen and used to destroy the Vatican, unless of course someone would grab the anti-matter at the last moment and take it high in the air in a helicopter and allow it to explode harmlessly.

by allonzo1 (22.07) on 12/2/09.

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