Dire predictions, nails bitten to the quick and nerd joy at the prospect of finding and proving some of physics deepest secrets will play out in on computers in a science red carpet moment. In a monster opening box office, September 10th looms large for Doomsday prognosticators, science watchers and CERN citizens will watch with bated breath as the curtain pulls back and a shaky finger pushes the go live button on the world's largest particle physics lab. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) fires up to smash atoms faster and harder in a cool horror flick kind of way while the search for making Earthly black holes climbs to a new level. There are some nervous nellies freaking out that the world will be instantly sucked into the vortex of a man-made black hole beyond the event horizon to save ourselves from becoming a tossed space particle salad. Somebody wanted to hold the nuts...
Battle of the Colliders
Much larger CERN versus the older Femilab - may the best atom slayer win....But near Chicago, Illinois, the US Department of Energy's Fermilab is saying, look at us, we have the capacity with Tevatron's 170 giga electron-volts to find the God Particle too, if it exists, except, the European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN is is the almost $4 billion USD Godzilla of the particle collider realm. Sequels already. It will be a notable international event about who and where the origins of life are found as atom guts are examined ad nauseum. Dark Matter will star as studies and dissertations do mortal combat to prove the existence of other dimensions tearing asunder current belief systems. The Higgs boson has captivated one man for nearly forty years and is one of the remaining theories that the atomic colliders are focused upon. CERN's LHC is brand new.
“We don’t know what we’ll find,” said Abraham Seiden, director of the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, a U.S. participant in the project. About half the U.S. experimental particle-physics community has focused its energy on the collider’s two largest particle detectors, called ATLAS and CMS, according to Seiden.Black holes are delicious Hollywood diva stories waiting for their closeup. The flying spaghetti monster is what nonbelievers called believer's God or Higher Power in the Universe and science is seeing what makes the noodles flop about in space. Touched by his noodly appendage What happens when one or an entire star like the sun is sucked into the stuff of cosmos conflict - only black holes are theorized at the creation/destruction of particle levels.
LHC is huge in every way—its size, the energies to which it can accelerate particles, the amount of data it would generate, and the size of the international collaboration involved in it. The powerful beams of particles are to circulate around the 27-km (16.8-mile) underground tube at CERN, the European particle physics lab based in Geneva. After some testing, the beams are to cross paths inside the detectors to make the first collisions.
Scientists say the debris from those crashes—showers of subatomic particles—will revolutionize our understanding of nature. A key hoped-for milestone is discovery of the Higgs boson, a hypothetical particle that would fill a gap in the “standard model” of particle physics by endowing fundamental particles with mass. This should occur by 2010, Seiden said, if the Higgs exists at all; nature may have found another way to create mass. “I’m actually hoping we find something unexpected,” he said.
Dr. Hawkings, the as-yet non Nobel winning brilliant physicist has some strong feelings on the subject. In an interesting newly released book from Stanford professor Leonard Susskind, The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World safe for Quantum Mechanics details the intricacies of the arguments between the generalists and the string theory practitioners over the years culminating in verbal fisticuffs over what happens inside a black hole. Buy & Read the book first, the movies always screw it up.
Happiest of Birthday's CJ - the world of science will make many great things probable, but your Faith shall make all things possible!