posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 07:37 PM
Originally posted by Johnmike
This is stupid.
To accelerate a particle to exactly the speed of light, you need infinite energy.
Not as much as the word passed around that the CERN folks will mini re-create the Big Bang in order to catch Higgs boson -- a word that made other
folks uneasy about the LHC. In order to recreate the Big Bang, you need a singularity. When you run the film backward, you see the galaxies racing
toward the same point. Then, all the galaxies gets squashed into something the size of the Milky Way, but that blop will continue to collapse, until
it would become the size of the earth. That's not the end of the movie. This mass, what was once the universe, keeps collapsing and becomes the size
of a baseball. You need lots of Nobel Prizes to toss around for the people to believe this crap. Our kitchen experience says otherwise.
But that's not enough. The baseball sized universe keeps collapsing . . . Yep. No holds barred -- all the way to "singularity," a physical entity
smaller than atom.
Obviously, you can't recreate the Big Bang -- not even the tiniest model of it. The misunderstanding probably came from the word that Higgs boson was
present during the moment when the singularity expanded as a free particle, but later fused with other constituents. According to the hypothesis,
Higgs boson is inside proton.
So Higgs locked himself. You need some energy to break the door of the building, then some energy to break the door to the apartment, and some energy
to break into the bathroom where you suspect Higgs is hiding. Do you have enough energy left to break into the bathroom?
LHC is very energetic beast designed for the purpose. So the proton gets busted, meaning the force that binds the three quarks that make a proton gets
torn apart. Quarks start to fly around like crazy, but is their speed sufficient enough to break a quark apart when it collides with another quark?
LHC is supposed to deliver that punch.
(Quarks combine and make composites called "hadrons" -- like protons and neutrons. So when you smash protons and neutrons, you smash hadrons. Hence
"Large Hadron Collider."