Will the world end today? Is the Large Hadron Collider going to spell the doomsday? Not yet.
Ignorant to a large extent about the science and theory behind the CERN‘s LHC, everyone was curious to know what the scientists were trying to do. Creating more doubts in the minds of people were the ever alert, extra curious news channels asking all kinds of questions: Will the project result in black holes that will gobble up the earth? Have the scientists created the world’s poweful killing machine? Quite innovative, I must say.
Now into the details, scientists are trying recreate the conditions that existed after the “Big Bang” and also try to find the “God Particle” or “Higgs boson” using the Large Hadron Collider the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. Built in a 27 km long underground tunnel on the Franco-Swiss border the project has cost US$ 9 billion and 20 years to build.
Tour of the LHC
The Large Hadron Collider will fire opposite beams of energy particles using the world’s largest Superconducting Solenoid Magnet. The resulting collisons is what the scientists will be studying to understand the elusive “God Particle”. A huge network of 5000 computers and sensors will analyse the petabytes of data that will be generated in the experiment. For more updates follow the live LHC webcast from CERN.
Here is a Popular Rap Video on LHC doing the rounds on the Internet.