Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The LHC powers up tomorrow (10 September 2008) near Geneva, Switzerland. {UPDATE: the LHC successfully powered up and conducted its first test} The super-collider is the largest one ever built. It will send opposing proton beams speeding around the 27km ring at 99.999999% the speed of light only to smash into one another to recreate conditions similar to the Big Bang. Many hope that it will make possible the finding of the Higgs Boson and maybe even shed some light on dark matter and energy.

More information on the LHC
More information on the Higgs boson
The Standard Model
Just for fun...