Actually, it was the Swiss…
Well it is located in Switzerland, but according to wikipedia (could easily be wrong lol) the people working on it and funding it are from all over.
We talked about this in physics today.
My teacher said that basically, they’re doing the exact opposite thing of an atomic bomb. Instead of splitting two atoms, they’re combing two with a large force and see what type of junk it comes up with.
The chance of everybody exploding is very, very minimal and they’re looking for whatever they could find for evidence of the big bang theory. He said they could find anything from dark matter, tiny black holes, and other things. And if black holes are created they would be microscopic and would only last a millisecond before disappearing .
And, the other possibility is that just nothing would happen…
not the opposite of an atomic bomb: they’re doing the opposite of fission (splitting a particle into pieces), which is fusion (throwing particles against each other until they split and their pieces recombine to form different kinds of particles). both reactions can be used in the craft of bombs, the generation of energy, and scientific experimentation.
as i said before, the fact that the tiny black holes disappeared is still disputed. they will naturally decay if the singularity at their core isn’t stable, but we don’t know for sure about a certain “Hawking radiation” which is theoretically behind the anihilation of the ones that are stable — in fact, if we did get swallowed by a black hole, it would be a somewhat funny step forward to science: it would prove that the theory of Hawking radiation (which hasn’t just yet been confirmed or refuted) is, well, wrong.
something is bound to happen, we just don’t know what. we have a few clues as to what we should be looking for — Higgs bosons, supersymmetry, strange matter — and perhaps what we’re looking for is actually none of these: but it still must be somewhere right under our noses. something causes particles to have mass, and that something must show up at some point or another, in some form.
Come on, were still here, the black hole has eaten us by now, besides, the holes are too weak to eat something. You need something it can eat (metals are too solid too be eaten by small holes). And thats it
Ah well what do you know? I’m not dead…
stands round being bored
And now we can the whole day, the doomsday is soon however.
I do not know exactly this system, but I do believe that this H bomb possibility is even more negligible than black hole and other fears. Helium is a product of usual fusion processes and amount of the accelerated particles is probable quite small to start some kind of chain reaction.
Actually, it was just starting today… The first real high-energy collision is on the 21st of October. According to my sources anyway.
Geneva, anyone notice something about this? xD
Sorry, I had a sudden burst of FF nerd rage.
Any-who, I don’t think it will kill us all. If it does, okay, it does. Like HB said, if it does kill us all, you don’t want to sit around moping that you’ll die soon. We’ll all die sometime – when your life flashes before your eyes, make it worthwhile.
If it doesn’t kill us, then oh lookie, you have another one or more year[s] to live. Don’t spend those years panicking about the doomsday scare after this one, spend them living.
alas you have seen through my charade.
Bruno, you always crack me up
Eyelids: say what?
nope, the odds are actually higher than those of a stable black hole showing up. nuclear power plants are based on fission, which requires way less energy than fusion. in fact, there’s no such a thing as fusion power plant because we don’t have the technology to even deal with the ammount of energy released by industry-scale fusion.
the LHC is basically a big machine that produces a very tiny fusion reaction and tries to videotape it. there’s a twist: its cooling system is actually fuel for a much higher-scale fusion reaction, and on top of that, the power produced by the particular fusion done in the LHC is of a scale much, much higher than what we could ever dream for a fusion-based power plant. and, like i said before, there’s no known technology to deal with this kind of reaction: the self-sustained fission process we can produce today is of the “bomb” kind, never of the “power plant” kind.
your sources are right.
Right, it takes a while for it to be fully ready to go. Today just started the process.
If it does engulf the earth, none of us would even know. Doesn’t sound like a bad way to go right? I’d say it’s better than any other possible way, so I say, LET’S GO BLACK HOLE!
Well, now that my/everyones hype about doomsday is down-ish…I wonder what they learned from it? I’ve always liked science so I want to know more!
I usually don’t have time to come on the computer to research with starting highschool and all. And the homework…
to be sure:
Bruno you’ve been tearing an intellectual new one into everyone on this topic.
Btw, If we are going to die, it won’t happen until they do some actual collisions in the lhc. (on Oct. 21?)
Actually, they predict it could take around 50 months for the man made black hole to stablise, grow and then suck in the earth.
Carnun: so you say it could be out there, right now? how exciting!