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Big Bang Experimentally Replicated

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3/30/2010 7:55:34 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
http://news.yahoo.com...

GENEVA – The world's largest atom smasher conducted its first experiments at conditions nearing those after the Big Bang, breaking its own record for high-energy collisions with proton beams crashing into each other Tuesday at three times more force than ever before.

In a milestone for the $10 billion Large Hadron Collider's ambitious bid to reveal details about theoretical particles and microforces, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, took high-tech photographs so they could study the disintegrating protons after they collided at a combined energy level of 7 trillion electron volts.

The collisions herald a new era for researchers working on the machine in a 17-mile (27-kilometer) tunnel below the Swiss-French border at Geneva.

"That's it! They've had a collision," said Oliver Buchmueller from Imperial College in London as people closely watched monitors.

In a control room, scientists erupted with applause when the first successful collisions were confirmed. Their colleagues from around the world were tuning in by remote links to witness the new record, which surpasses the 2.36 TeV CERN recorded last year.

Dubbed the world's largest scientific experiment, researchers hope the machine can approach on a tiny scale what happened in the first split seconds after the Big Bang, which they theorize was the creation of the universe some 14 billion years ago.
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3/30/2010 8:03:20 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
No, not replicated exactly. The idea is to create high energy collisions and record the results. Since forces tend to break down/not work/mix at such high temperatures, it's all fun times ahead. 2012 they are scheduled for a collision just under twice this. :P
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4/1/2010 6:32:38 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Wizards did a what with a what... what?
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4/6/2010 1:56:02 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I think what they're trying to do is to observe a particle of "gravity" escape to another dimension, which somehow provides evidence to support string theory.
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4/6/2010 4:32:11 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/6/2010 1:56:02 AM, homework wrote:
I think what they're trying to do is to observe a particle of "gravity" escape to another dimension, which somehow provides evidence to support string theory.

Not really. The intent of Hadron experiments is not to support string theory at all. String theorists go 'whatever results that happen, whatever they are, we can say it supports string theory'.

Strings is devoid of merit.