Big Bang Buzz: Is Some Huge CERN Hadron Collider News on the Way?

Physicists are excited. The Washington Post this week has a very brief article, absent details, suggesting that maybe the CERN Large Hadron Collider has started to pick the lock on the Big Bang and the so-called God Particle (the Higgs boson):

[T]he $10 billion atom smasher under the Swiss-French border appears to have recreated at a small level the matter that existed in the first moments of the universe. A scientific paper published this week by the European Organization for Nuclear Research describes how high-energy proton collisions produced unusual readings that could replicate the “hot dense matter” that would have existed microseconds after the Big Bang.

Unusual readings.

Hmm.

Ask nature a question, you get an answer. You never know how far a frog will jump till you poke it.

And do you suppose that the experiments are starting to make little black holes yet?

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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