GEF #12 : The Large Hadron Collider

Sorry for being late this week, I had an early night for a change.


This week its the giant, world-ending, Large Hadron Collider.

The LHC is currently the largest and most powerful particle accelerator on this planet. This has many scientist-type people wondering if this large ring o’ magnets will in fact, put pay to the universe. In my opinion, I don’t think anything bad will come from it, only good science… we hope.


In fact the LHC has, today, just smashed the energy record it had just set in December 2009. [Linky]

Oh and of course, we cannot forget the obligatory and ever knowing, Wikipedia quote:

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, intended to collide  opposing particle beams of either protons … or lead nuclei…  It is expected that it will address the most fundamental questions of physics, hopefully allowing progress in understanding the deepest laws of nature. The LHC lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17 mi) in circumference, as much as 175 metres (574 ft) beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland.


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