Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Finding Higgs-Boson at CERN

CERN states in their page about people who are involving with experiments as "an international spirit"

Beneath the breathtaking Alpine vineyards, work at a feverish pace to complete a machine nicknamed the "Lord of Rings" -- otherwise called a particle accelerator is switched on and what it's going to do is to recreate the birth of the universe, on a smaller scale, of course. The experiment will be carried out deep inside the Earth in a circular tunnel 27 kilometres long, 100 metres below the surface of the Earth.

The CERN experiments could reveal more about "dark matter," antimatter and possibly hidden dimensions of space and time. It could also find evidence of the hypothetical particle — the Higgs boson — believed to give mass to all other particles, and thus to matter that makes up the universe.

Famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has bet 100 dollars (70 euros) that a mega-experiment this week will not find an elusive particle seen as a holy grail of cosmic science, he said Tuesday.

"I think it will be much more exciting if we don't find the Higgs. That will show something is wrong, and we need to think again. I have a bet of 100 dollars that we won't find the Higgs," added Hawking.

    Large Hadron Collider - The Search For The Higgs

"Lord of the Rings" - Large Hadron Collider  pics

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