12:30am Wednesday should prove very interesting. This is the time set for the members of CERN to turn on the Large Hadron Collider in the specially built tunnel on the French / Swiss Boarder.
Some are calling LHC the doomsday machine; some are calling it one of the greatest collaborations thus far in scientific research with the intent to explain the universe.
LHC is supposed to create conditions that were the same as those existing after that of the Big Bang. It will smash particles creating new particles which scientists hope will then be proof to the String Theory:
"String theory states that the fundamental building block of the universe isn't a particle, but a string. Strings can either be open ended or closed. They also can vibrate, similar to the way the strings on a guitar vibrate when plucked. Different vibrations make the strings appear to be different things. A string vibrating one way would appear as an electron. A different string vibrating another way would be a neutrino."
With words like Dark Matter, Parallel Universe, other Dimensions and Time Travel how anyone could not fine this “Fascinating” as Spock would say, is beyond me. Really crazy stuff! I am surprised that Religious groups who do not believe in the big bang are not all over this with protesting religious rhetoric...
Perhaps one on the biggest discoveries that the participating scientists hope for is proof of Higgs Boson, “The God Particle”; the particle that gives mass to all other particles. Steven Hawing is betting against it, implying that proof of Higgs would kind of take the fun out of the whole process.
I guess we shall just have to wait and see if LHC creates the small black holes that the doomsday people are predicting.
Anyway here is an interview the BBC had with Professor Hawing on the subject:
what a black hole created by LHC would look like.