“When you think of theories like time travel and parallel universes, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is science fiction. The last thing you might say to yourself is this stuff should be taken seriously. For many that is the case, but for serious physicists like Dr.””
When you think of theories like time travel and parallel universes, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is science fiction.
The last thing you might say to yourself is this stuff should be taken seriously.
For many that is the case, but for serious physicists like Dr. Holger Bech Nielsen and Dr. Masao Ninomiya, they have developed much more bizarre theories.
Dr. Nielsan and Dr. Ninomiya are just a few of the many scientists around the world working for the European Organization for Nuclear research, CERN, who developed the world’s largest particle accelerator.
Construction of the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC began 20 years ago below Geneva.
The 27 km ring was created for one purpose:
Smashing atoms together in order to discover the Higgs boson, also known as the God particle.
According to scientists, this particle may hold important information regarding the origins of the universe.
One could even almost say that we have a model for God, Dr. Nielson said.
The LHC, a multi-billion dollar project, was all set to be fired up for the first time in late 2008, but was hastily shut down after it overheated during a test run.
Scheduling a relaunch had been a difficult task as CERN scientists continued to replace other parts.
Aside from Murphy’s Law, Dr. Nielsen and Dr. Ninomiya have one more theory which they believe may explain why so many things are going wrong:
A God particle from the distant future may be coming to present day in order to stop any and all collisions.
In other words, the particle is stopping itself from smashing into another atom.
Doc Brown had no comment on such a theory, but according to the scientists’ math, they believe they can prove it.
If this is the case, perhaps the fabled God particle knows something we don’t, and if you’re a doomsday extremist you’re probably rooting for it all the way!
Since last year, numerous threats have been sent to CERN scientists, stressing much worry over the possibility of planetary destruction resulting from activating the collider.
Many scientists believe that no such a thing will occur, but whether you’re ready for it or not the relaunch is set for late 2009.