Skip to comments.CERN Makes Bold Push to Build $23-Billion Super Collider
Posted on 06/21/2020 7:59:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Europes preeminent particle-physics organization will need global help to fund the project, which is expected to cost at least 21 billion and would be a follow-up to the labs famed Large Hadron Collider. The new machine would collide electrons with their antimatter partners, positrons, by the middle of the century. The designto be built in an underground tunnel near CERNs location in Geneva, Switzerlandwill enable physicists to study the properties of the Higgs boson and, later, to host an even more powerful machine that will collide protons well into the second half of the century.
The approval is not yet a final go-ahead. But it means CERN can now put substantial effort into designing a collider and researching its feasibility, while pushing to the backburner research and development efforts for alternative designs for LHC follow-ups, such as a linear eletron-positron collider or one that would accelerate muons.
The decision comes in a document approved today, called European Strategy for Particle Physics Update. It outlines on two stages of development. First, CERN would build an electron-positron collider with collision energies tuned to maximize the production of Higgs bosons and understand their properties in detail.
Later in the century, the first machine would be dismantled and replaced by a proton-proton smasher. That would reach collision energies of 100 teraelectronvolts (TeV), compared with the 16 TeV of the LHC, which also collides protons and is currently the most powerful accelerator in the world. Its goal would be to search for new particles or forces of nature and to extend or replace the current standard model of particle physics. Much of the technology that the final machine will require has yet to be developed, and will be the subject of intensive study in coming decades.
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What? The last one wasn’t big enough??
I gave you a golden ring to show you my love
You went to stick it in a printed circuit
To fix a voltage leak in your collector
You plug my feelings into your detector
You never spend your nights with me
You don’t go out with other girls either
You only love your collider
The first one wasn’t generating enough money. This one will really bring in the gravy!
Funny they don’t mention the satanic rituals they tend to have in their little courtyard or whatever it is.
Didn’t we do this before?
You and I don’t always see eye to eye but we agree on that.
What the heck?!?!
I still don’t know what any of it had to do with a billion dollar collider.
Don’t worry I got this.
Almost done with a bigger one and it’s only cost me $159.50.
I used household appliance parts, a staple gun and glue.
From the song Collider by Les Horribles Cernettes. A picture of the all girl group was the first image on the internet.
LOL. I wonder what the circumference mileage of the new one will be.
So much better than The Large Hadron Rap
We need one about the size of the solar system to approximate conditions closer to the beginning of the universe. Then about one about the size of the galaxy to approximate conditions even closer.
I’m still trying to comprehend the double-slit experiment...
Not the first connection between satanism and Big Physics.
Remember Jack Parsons, who founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory which was involved with the first lunar explorations.
Jack Parsons, satanist.
So, do you think that trying to understand the material Universe, and the forces that play upon it and keep it turning, is somehow ‘satanic’?
I personally think it’s going to eventually lead us to one irreducible conclusion.
I must concur. Does all of the universe belong to Satan, therefore? Or just the study of it? Inquiring minds...
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