Monday, March 29, 2010

CERN Large Hadron Collider ready for record particle beam collisions

"We are opening the door to New Physics, to a new period of discovery in the history of humankind," said Rolf-Dieter Heuer, director-general of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. 

Pretty exciting news from the Swiss / French border! In a few hours, high energy particle beams will start circulating in opposite directions around the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), causing particle collisions that could help unlock secrets of the  dark matter, dark energy and what happened in the universe 13.7 billion years ago... 


Well, it's probably going to take years to digest all the collision data, but  it looks like a promising step...

More info: CERN press release, Reuters, Associated Press

Live Webcast starting 11:30 pm PST... looks like I'm not going to sleep much...

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