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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
People really need to stop freaking out about the LHC. Particles from the Sun collide with our atmosphere with much greater force than what the LHC can achieve on a normal basis. The LHC tries to replicate these collisions in a laboratory setting so they can actually be studied.
originally posted by: Eunuchorn
I should probably stop giving Roth stars, I think it's just encouraging him. Anyone know why he keeps bringing religion up?
originally posted by: here4this
a reply to: Arbitrageur
They were colliding protons. The do however study the photon collisions caused by the energy released.
originally posted by: here4this
This is news. This would prove the current theoretical physics views on the multiverse and the nature of gravity . As far as mini black holes go , they have already created many . However , they are so tiny and have such a short life span they are basically unable to study them as acutely as they would like. The LHC produces the relative same amount of energy that a mosquito in flight produces in minutes . Far short of the energy needed to create something that would pose a danger such as a black hole or an opening into another universe . However , good heads up.
The LHC has already been trying to detect mini black holes, but has come up empty-handed. This is what would be expected if there are only four dimensions, since the energy required to produce black holes in four dimensions would be much larger (1019 GeV) than the energy that can be achieved at the LHC (14 TeV).
However, if extra dimensions do exist, it is thought that they would lower the energy required to produce black holes to levels that that the LHC can achieve. As Faizal explained, this happens because the gravity in our universe may somehow flow into the extra dimensions. As the LHC has so far not detected mini black holes, it seems that extra dimensions do not exist, at least not at the energy scale that was tested. By extension, the results do not support string theory or parallel universes, either.
....They have used the new theory of gravity's rainbow to account for this modification of the geometry of space and time near the Planck scale, where the mini black holes are predicted to exist.
Using gravity's rainbow, the scientists found that a little bit more energy is required to produce mini black holes at the LHC than previously thought. So far, the LHC has searched for mini black holes at energy levels below 5.3 TeV. According to gravity's rainbow, this energy is too low. Instead, the model predicts that black holes may form at energy levels of at least 9.5 TeV in six dimensions and 11.9 TeV in 10 dimensions. Since the LHC is designed to reach 14 TeV in future runs, these predicted energy requirements for black hole production should be accessible.
If mini black holes are detected at the LHC, then it would arguably support several ideas: parallel universes, extra dimensions, string theory, and gravity's rainbow—with these last two having implications for a theory of quantum gravity. Most obviously, a positive result would support the existence of mini black holes themselves.
originally posted by: eastbosbud
If the do create a BLACK HOLE they need to do it over FUKUSHIMA... so it can suck up the 600,000 pounds of radioactive fuel that they cant seem to locate for the past 4 years.
Just what the hell are they playing at over in Switzerland? Attempting to create mini black holes?
originally posted by: roth1
Parallel universe how stupid. Only God believers would fall for something so stupid. Living inn the fantasy world they do. Your parallel universe in in your dreams.
originally posted by: Answer
I think the article is a bit sensationalist... like most are when reporting on the Large Hardon Collider.
On a lighter note (in order to laugh to keep from crying as they say) can somebody tell them if they DO contact an alternate universe, can they please ask if people there are freaking out b/c Berenstain Bears is spelled BerenstEin Bears, because we want our books back.