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Large Hadron Collider to start again, but costs rise in race to discover 'God Particle'
The Large Hadron Collider is to be run flat out throughout the year in order to make up for lost time and to beat an American rival to finding the elusive Higgs Boson – known as the "God Particle".
Director Pier Oddone presented the Tevatron's latest data at the AAAS meeting. "We now have a very, very good chance that we will see hints of the Higgs before the LHC will," said his Fermilab colleague, Dr Dmitri Denisov.
"I think we have the next two years to find it, based on the start date Lyn Evans has told us.
"And by that time we expect to say something very strong.
"The probability of our discovering the Higgs is very good - 90% if it is in the high mass range.
"And the chances are even higher - 96% - if its mass is around 170GeV (giga-electron volts).
"In that case we would be talking about seeing hints of the Higgs by this summer."
My question is 'What about the one in Texas? 'Supposedly' it was shut down due to cost but this one is larger than CERN. The tunnel was dug so what is this giant 'gopher hole' use for now?
I can't remember the exact site in Texas or the name of the project. Can someone enlighten me?
Originally posted by jkrog08
reply to post by Eitimzevinten
Well it is postulated that it would require directed energy on a point in spacetime equivalent to the Planck Energy to 'rip' spacetime. Black holes are really not 'tears' in spacetime, they are regions of small volume with near infinite density. In essence a black hole is simply the result of an infinite curve of spacetime according to modern physics. Now this is not a tear, simply an infinite curve.
I cannot prove such a thing being provided with only a toaster and a flashlight.