Comments:Large particle accelerators to explore the frontiers of physics
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wishing for American particle accelerator edit
Well, I wish the USA would make another accelerator. Perhaps bring back the SSC. I heard the SSC would be more powerful than the LHC.184.108.40.206 05:04, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
"In the next few weeks the machine will collide opposing beams of protons charged with approximately 7 TeV of energy resulting in cataclysmic conditions that will mimic the beginning of time, a re-creation of the Big Bang. It is reported that the studies could also help treat diseases such as cancer, improve the Internet, develop systems for destroying nuclear waste and provide insights into climate change and open the door to travel through extra dimensions."
Wild Stuff edit
"Our job as scientists is to explain that these esoteric things [such as dark matter] are not completely unrelated to humanity. Ultimately, we address the questions of how we got here and what we're made of." -- Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist and author at Arizona State University in Tempe.
- Cancer treatment - Antimatter does not exist naturally but Cern can make it using a smaller accelerator, the proton synchrotron. The machine is also involved in generating the protons that will orbit around the LHC. The interest in such beams arises because existing forms of radiation therapy may kill cancers but damage surrounding tissue. Particle beams could minimise such damage as they can be tuned to pass through healthy tissue and deposit energy only in the tumour. "What you can do there is send a beam of protons into the patient, which does essentially no damage at all to the tissues on the way in. All the damage is done at the point where the protons stop. And by tuning the energy of the protons, you can make them stop inside the tumor." --Andy Parker, Cambridge University
- Improving Internet - In a typical year, the huge machine, which will smash particles into each other at enormous speed, should generate enough data to fill 56m CDs. That means physicists have had to create a sophisticated system for organising information extremely quickly. The Grid, as they call it, is likely to become the model for many other systems designed to handle large volumes of data.
- Managing nuclear wastes - “This technology sprung from insights into matter generated by pure physics,” -- A Cern spokesman.
- Climate Change - “If the beams cause cloud formation it will suggest a link between cosmic rays and climate which has interesting implications.”
- Travel through extra dimensions - "If you went to the 23rd century and there were people flying around faster than the speed of light, you would say, What is it you found out that enabled you to do this?" --Andy Parker, Cambridge University. "Why don't we notice all these extra dimensions if they are really there?...The suggestion is that the other dimensions are curved up into a space of very small space, somthing like a million million million million million of an inch....If this picture is correct, it spells bad news for would-be space travelers. The extra dimensions would be far too small to alow a spaceship through." --Stephen Hawking in The theory of everything: The origin and fate of the universe.
"The evolution of scientific theory does not emerge from the straightforward accumulation of facts, but rather from a set of changing intellectual circumstances and possibilities" -- Thomas Kuhn in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. -- TharikrishTalk 17:48, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
Big Bang theory is it necessarry ? edit
Dir sirs, I have been following your articles about what this great Haldron Collider should do for you! It just doesn't sit right, we know as humans we tend to get all excited about what can be achieved, in are hihly superfical technological World. But you have taken God and Mankinds morale understanding out of your equations. "Not all things are advisable or even of profit.Somehow looking to recreate the big bang again, doesn't even fase you scientists that are on progect.Consider this if you were to recreate this effect, whats not to say that The Bang would undo the present infinit universes not only killing all its intelligent inhabitants of all the M3 klass planets but also Harming GOD Allmighty.He has ears too!! It seems to me that everyone praises the Haldron Collider, but the lack of Information from your Organization what the Technicalsecurities are.Everyone seems to leave that in the dark I am offended.