Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Smash Box

Today is the day that the Large Hadron Collider or what I like to call the giant particle/atom collider machine got switched on in Geneva. As I understand from a physicist friend, this is equivalent to someone switching on a car and then waiting a few weeks before the car starts moving. So today is the symbolic start to this enterprise, rather than a day full of action and we won't know its effects for months, maybe years. 

The machine has a rather modest simulate and recreate the creation of the universe after the big bang. 

Can you imagine the grant proposal for that one? "We propose to recreate the universe. Please fund us." 

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