Today is a landmark day in the History of Science. The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most massive particle accelerator located at CERN in Switzerland, was switched on for the first time.
The LHC has cost billions of dollars and taken more than 15 years to complete, but if all goes according to plan, scientists will be able to reproduce conditions at the moment of the Universe’s creation: The Big Bang. Data collected has the potential to lead to the discovery of new dimensions, a new understanding of time and space. To reveal the nature of Dark Matter, and the elusive Higgs Boson, a theoretical particle that gives other particles mass. If things don’t go according to plan…it could, in theory, create infinitesimally small black holes capable of destroying the entire Earth.
Some scientists claim that we shouldn’t be playing God, creating and toying with forces we don’t understand.
Others say it could be the most exciting thing since Einstein.
I guess time will tell. But it’s on, and little by little, those particles are speeding up. Remember this day. This is history.