Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Will the world survive the CERN experiment?


It is one of the biggest and most controversial experiments to be carried out in recent times. On September 10, a machine, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), will be fired up to recapture conditions not seen since the birth of the universe almost 14 billion years ago.

The LHC, located at CERN, a Geneva-based nuclear research lab, will carry on the experiment inside a 27-km tunnel deep beneath the French-Swiss border.

The news of the experiment has evoked resentment from some experts, who feel that such an experiment could cause the end of the universe.

The Large Hadron Collider will fire particles around the tunnel. It will then smash protons -- one of the building blocks of matter -- into each other at energies up to seven times greater than ever achieved.

You can read more about this here

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I read about it in your link and its quite interesting.

I am now planning to watch the live telecast on TV

Nika said...

thank you for your information.