SUPER COLLIDERS

4/24/2017

The science of physics, from the early days of Greek philosophers’ theory of everything being made of tiny particles, has grown linearly to the mid 1800’s, and is growing exponentially to the present day’s string theory. The tenfold increases can be directly attributed to particle accelerators and their associated detectors. Among the thousands of different types of atom smashes out there, the most powerful ever built to date is the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, Switzerland. Recently finished, and on a quest for the Higgs Boson Particle, or ‘God Particle’ as it was dubbed, because it explained the subatomic workings of the universe as it exists through physicists’ eyes. The title stuck because the author of the book who coined it had a publisher who wouldn’t allow him to call it the ‘God Damn Particle’ because of the expense and difficulty it took to find it. On July 12, 2012, it was announced that the hunt had ended. Two detectors built into the machine had independently discovered it by accelerating hydrogen atoms, stripped of their electrons, into each other at nearly the speed of light. A representation of much less than a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. This universe has an estimated age of nearly 14 billion years after the Big Bang and it has been expanding and accelerating since. The 200K year old Homo Sapiens living on planet Earth now have the insight to see that 13.82 billion years ago, someone threw the essence of our universe into a particle accelerator and by sheer chance we smashed into another universe at nearly the speed of light. This was our Big Bang. Billionths of a second stretched into billions of years, as we inflated from a single point to 93 billion light years across. We are now passing through someone else’s detector. So there, the quest is solved, and no further study is needed. MGM is conducting a feasibility study to determine if the Cern Supercollider can be converted into a profitable amusement ride. 

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