The Six Billion Dollar Experiment

In just a few months, the most complex and expensive scientific instrument to ever be built by mankind will be turned on. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) promises to recreate the conditions right after the Big Bang. By revisiting the beginning of time, scientists hope to unravel some of the deepest secrets of our Universe. Will the LHC be the end of us all? Will it create a black hole that will swallow earth and everything around it? Here’s a very interesting documentary from the BBC explaining everything a mere mortal should know about the Large Hadron Collider. Enjoy the show.

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2 Responses to The Six Billion Dollar Experiment

  1. Again I've been chatting with my bro about this new documentary. He states that this documentary is clearly a promotion or maybe a kind of advertising for the CERN labs, given the fact that they don't even mention the most problematic "hole" in the standard model that is that it cannot incorporate gravitational interaction. Yes, the mechanism by which mass is believed to be generated (Higgs boson) IS a big problem and LHC will most probably solve it; but they surely won't be able to "see" the big bang at its very first moment.

    At least they'll only find hints about this "gravity-standard model" incompatibility.

  2. Again I’ve been chatting with my bro about this new documentary. He states that this documentary is clearly a promotion or maybe a kind of advertising for the CERN labs, given the fact that they don’t even mention the most problematic “hole” in the standard model that is that it cannot incorporate gravitational interaction. Yes, the mechanism by which mass is believed to be generated (Higgs boson) IS a big problem and LHC will most probably solve it; but they surely won’t be able to “see” the big bang at its very first moment.
    At least they’ll only find hints about this “gravity-standard model” incompatibility.