10 September 2008

Big Bang Recreation???

European scientists are taking the initial steps in what has been described as the most ambitious scientific experiment the world has ever seen.

At a purpose-built underground centre by CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, the scientists are carrying out limited tests on a multi-million euro machine called the Large Hadron Collider.

The ultimate aim is to recreate conditions that existed immediately after the Big Bang.

The team hopes to pinpoint dark matter, the name given to unseen particles thought to exist all around us and throughout space.

The experiment, which began at 8 am this morning Irish time, involves smashing protons - one of the building blocks of matter - into each other at velocities only a fraction less than the speed of light.

In the flashes from the collisions, scientists expect to reproduce conditions that existed during the first billionth of a second after the Big Bang at the birth of the universe.


Large Hadron Collider


Details on the on-going experiments will be posted very soon.

7 comments:

Kavin said...

cool... some ppl were calling it as "end of the world" ha ha...

and Dr.Kalam was saying that this big bang experimentation is safe...

Avenger said...

i called it the end of the world!! :P
so what? i read it in the paper before Dr.Kalam gave the interview..speech...thingy! :P


and i want to know what would happen if it were to fail...u know..a leak or something! :P 8)

Kavin said...

ha ha.... not just u Vivek... everyone was talking it as the end of the world... it seems that people in one state went for puja to pray for the world... no comments on it though...

Avenger said...

lolz....i want it to fail! ;) ...no specific reason...just want it to fail :P

Vivek said...

UPDATE Inc...

Inchara Prakash said...

Sorry for the late reply.. Anyways.. Due to an electrical failure the experiment will be postponed until spring 2009..

Vivek said...

so....nothing happened!!!
this is boring!!!i wanted to see some action! ;)