Skip to comments.Scientists collide lead ions in Big Bang machine
Posted on 11/08/2010 1:35:12 PM PST by markomalley
GENEVA Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher said Monday they have succeeded in recreating conditions shortly after the Big Bang by switching the particles they use for collisions from protons to much heavier lead ions.
The Large Hadron Collider recorded its first lead ion collisions on Sunday and has since stabilized the twin beams sufficiently to start running physics experiments, said a spokeswoman for the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN.
The collisions produce an effect that is as close as researchers have ever come to observing the state of matter moments after the formation of the universe, which is believed to have begun with a colossal explosion known as the Big Bang.
The event inside the collider "is a very, very, very small bang," CERN spokeswoman Barbara Warmbein told The Associated Press.
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No it isn’t. The “big bang” is not an adequate explanation for the origin of the universe.
The Big Bang is a scientists version of “and then a miracle happened.”
The theory of the "Big Bang" requires a leap of faith.
That is a religious expression of belief.
That is ok if your religion is science.
Has any scientist ever explained how "all of the stuff managed to accumulate" in order for there to be a big bang?
Think of the money CERN could save if they would just hitch a ride with Biden’s motorcade.
That is the leap of faith.
Expressions of faith do not have to be explained.
Half listening to a "Big Bang" show on Discovery yesterday, it was the
Big Bang's energy that was converted to the mass that makes up
the Universe. One-billionth of that energy, if I heard right.
The LHC is trying to take energy, and convert it to mass.
I’ve read a few headlines. Accelerating lead to those speeds is remarkable. I just missed how fast those speeds were. The allusion to proton experiments does not answer my question. Any help would be appreciated.
God said, “Let there be light” and there was this big bang...
I wish we could put Obama and Pelosi in the Large Hadron Collider and see what we get when we collide them!
What really, really, REALLY, ticks me off that right now the HCL *could be* sitting in Texas. Which means every top physicist in the world would now be HERE spending their money. And it would have created about a gazillion Jobs -- from the Super-duper Hi-Tech, to Plumbers, and Cleaning Women.
But nooooooooo we couldn't
spend 'afford' a lousy $10 Billion for real science, no. Instead we spent money like that on 'studying' Cow Farts, belches, and Sex Lives of Sand Fleas.
Plus, Bigfoot Mooch-elle spends $10 Billion a month on Ho-Ho's, Twinkies, Ding Dongs and chocolate ice cream. (1)
(1) In six months the WH is going to have to replace all the chairs so her big fat caboose can fit in them.
How did we lose the HCL? What’s the history of that?