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The day it turns on will be a moment of truth for Cern, which has spent 13 years building the collider, and for the world’s physicists, who have staked their credibility and their careers, not to mention all those billions of dollars, on the conviction that they are within touching distance of fundamental discoveries about the universe. If they fail to see something new, experts agree, it could be a long time, if ever, before giant particle accelerators are built on Earth again, ringing down the curtain on at least one aspect of the age-old quest to understand what the world is made of and how it works.
Originally posted by Corum
Thanks for the link. I never even knew failure was an option for this experiment, it never even entered my mind until now. Is it really possible that nothing could happen when they switch the machine on? Hope not. I'm really excited about the potential discoveries this could bring us, possibly unexpected discoveries beyond our wildest expectations.
Originally posted by 2Faced
Three days from now they will switch on a machine worth bilions of dollars
The first beams are due for injection in August 2008, with the first collisions planned to take place about two months later
And who knows, it might even seriously disrupt our day. We'll soon see.