Geneva – Particle beams are recalculating in the “Big Bang” collider at the Swiss-French border following a short break and are expected to reach maximum velocity in two to four weeks, a CERN spokesperson said on Monday.
“We had a technical stop over Christmas and that has finished. The beams are circulating again,” Barbara Warmbein, press officer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), told Reuters.
Collisions at the highest possible energy level, emulating conditions in the moments after the creation of the universe 13.7 billion years ago, should occur within two to four weeks, the spokesperson said.
Scientists around the world will scour the resulting data to search for the elusive Higgs Boson particle, which Scots scientist Peter Higgs said three decades ago would explain how matter came together and created the universe.”
PEOPLE ARE AFRAID
CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the largest machine ever built and doomsday theorists have worried its experiments would create black holes that would destroy humanity. The accelerator has also featured in Dan Brown’s bestselling thriller Angels And Demons.
WHAT IS A BLACK HOLE?
Here is Wikipedia:
According to the general theory of relativity, a black hole is a region of space from which nothing, including light, can escape. It is the result of the deformation of spacetime caused by a very compact mass. Around a black hole there is an undetectable surface which marks the point of no return, called an event horizon. It is called “black” because it absorbs all the light that hits it, reflecting nothing, just like a perfect black body in thermodynamics. Under the theory of quantum mechanics.
WHAT KIND OF BLACK HOLES COULD WE HAVE WITH THE HADRON COLLIDER?
Micro – (also mini black holes) have masses much less than that of a star. At these sizes, quantum mechanics is expected to take effect. There is no known mechanism for them to form via normal processes of stellar evolution, but certain inflationary scenarios predict their production during the early stages of the evolution of the universe. According to some theories of quantum gravity they may also be produced in the highly energetic reaction produced by cosmic rays hitting the atmosphere or even in particle accelerators Large Hadron Collider.
IS A MICRO BLACK HOLE DIFFERENT?
A ROSE by any other name is still a ROSE. A Black Hole regardless of size, has all the properties of a Black Hole.
WHAT ARE THE PROPERTIES OF A “BLACK HOLE”? STRONG GRAVITATION
Far away from the black hole a particle can move in any direction. It is only restricted by the speed of light.
Inside of the event horizon all paths bring the particle closer to the center of the black hole. It is no longer possible for the particle to escape. Any mass close to the black hole will be sucked in by the immense gravitational force which deforms the space around the Black Hole.
According to Einstein, mass and Space are one. Immense mass changes space. Objects traveling in the deformed space change their direction relative to an outside viewer. This is the basis of the famous experiment which led to his Nobel Prize.
“As predicted by general relativity, the presence of a large mass deforms spacetime in such a way that the paths particles take bend towards the mass. At the event horizon of a black hole, this deformation becomes so strong that there are no paths that lead away from the black hole.“
Thus, if a black hole forms in Switzerland, it will pull matter into it. Here is a possible scenario:
Hans – A physicist from Switzerland
Boris – A physicist from Russia
Hans: Well, it looks like we have a micro black hole!
Boris: How do you know?
Hans: Look at your screen. See how all the particles are moving towards that point?
Boris: Amazing! How did you notice that?
Hans: It’s like people lining up to put money in the bank. After all, this is Switzerland.
Boris: What will happen next?
Hans: If it’s like a bank, it will get bigger and bigger. Then it will get out of control.
Boris: It is getting bigger and bigger! Do you happen to have any vodka?
Hans: Not to worry. Here in Switzerland, we don’t let anything get out of control. We’ll call in the Finance Minister.
Boris: He can handle gravity?
Hans: He can handle anything, he’s Jewish.
Boris: I don’t want to disturb you, but that thing is getting big enough to see without magnification.
Hans: Not a problem. We have a law about entities growing too fast. It will have to stop.
Boris: Well, it stopped growing. But now, it’s sucking in all the furniture and even the wires.
Hans: I’ll make some calculations!
After ten minutes:
Hans: I have calculated that this black hole will take in all the Earth, but only after more than ten thousand years. So, we have time for tea – or – vodka.
Boris thinks about it.
Boris: You know what, that Black Hole will suck in the lightest mass first. Anything that flows easily.
Hans: So what?
Boris: That means the atmosphere will go in first, then the Earth.
Boris: No atmosphere, no heat. It’s going to be damned cold.
Hans: You’re right.
Boris: Have you got a coat? In Russia it gets very cold. We have a lots of coats. I’ll loan you one.
Hans: Thanks. Maybe I’ll have a vodka too!