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We may have answers soon. On September 10, 2008, Tel Aviv University’s Prof. Erez Etzion from the School of Physics and Astronomy will be in the control room of the new CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on the border of France and Switzerland when the LHC is first turned on. Scientists are calling it the largest experiment in the world. It’s taken about 6,000 researchers, $8 billion and ten years to build.
Originally posted by elouina
reply to post by Insomniac
Yes, this is what I read. But I am wondering if this is a definate? Perhaps the black holes are going away but leaving something else in their place? They are discovering new things that defy modern physics on a regular basis these days.
Also, could they also be creating other phenomena , unrelated to black holes, that is unknown to us.
Originally posted by Insomniac
As to creating something else, what kind of thing are you thinking of? Particle accelerators smash things to bits rather than create - a microscopic black hole being a theoretical exception. Bear in mind that CERN is only one of many particle accelerators around the world although it is the biggest.
Originally posted by elouina
Well, I am not certain as to "what else". It just seems to me that the more they ramp up the experiments at the Hadron Collider, the more unusual earth events we see. Has the scientific community been watching for such things? Or are they just playing with that thing like an Xmas toy until it breaks?
Also what about the Magnet Quench Incident? Did they do any follow up on anything that could result from that? Has anything of that magnitide ever happened before? Can you explain to me if it is 100% that it was over and done with once things cooled down? Like I said previously, I have a weak understanding of physics.
Mr Cole was taken to a secure mental health facility in Geneva but later disappeared from his cell. Police are baffled, but not that bothered.
Originally posted by timetothink
Here's another article from 2008
But it's not just physicists whose work provokes strong and often irrational fear, according to Robin Williams, director of the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation at the University of Edinburgh. He points out that the millennial anxiety about scientific and technological breakthroughs predates particle physics. When the locomotive was first conceived, for example, even some engineers predicted catastrophe resulting from the human body's inability to withstand the strains of high-speed travel. The word vaccine comes from the Latin word for cow, vacca — and the first vaccinations, against smallpox, used bovine ingredients, leading to widespread fear that the injections would turn humans into cows.