Sunday, September 07, 2008

Big Bang, Winds of Change, or Damp Squid?

On Wednesday of this week a machine will be switched on, which if it works, will answer many scientific questions about the universe and how it was created. If it does not work not only will it have been a complete waste of money as well as human intellectual resource but is may also, according to the more pessimistic of us, be the end of the universe as we know it.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle collider built in Geneva, is a fascinating project even for the most unknowledgeable of persons such as me. I read an article about the experiment in the week and watched on TV last night a program all about the LHC [The project is 20 years in the making and I hear about it two days ago!]and eagerly wait with interest to see if:
1. I am still here after the switch on.
And,
2. If it will answer the age old question of where the other sock disappears too when it comes out of the dryer?
More info on the LHC: Guardian

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2 Comments:

At 5:38 pm , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

an entire section of north texas was bought and used to build the super collider...it got canceled and the whole area is like a desert now...sad...i think we're scrwed no matter what happens..ha

 
At 11:53 am , Blogger old enough to moan said...

One day and counting...

 

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