The Pow of Physics

After a year of being down for repairs, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is starting to, like, smash protons together again. According to the AP today:

The aim is to hurl protons into each other at close to the speed of light in order to simulate conditions shortly after the Big Bang — which scientists think marked the creation of the universe billions of years ago.

Due to delays and glitches, the higher speeds of particle acceleration (the speeds that could, theoretically, cause mini-black holes when particles collide) probably won’t start happening until January, 2010. Still, the energies that the LHC is going to be working with, even from the start, will be something in the range of four times greater than the highest particle collisions achieved so far.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to The Pow of Physics

  1. contoveros says:

    why do you have an end of the world blog? and why over 400,000 hits?

    What’s physics have to do with it. Quantum physics, is it?

    michael j, a novice

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