The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) built at a cost of 11.5 billion New Zealand Dollars, is a 27 kilometre long, scientific instrument located underground near Geneva, where it spans the border between Switzerland and France.
The massive particle accelerator will shortly be used by physicists to study the smallest known particles – the fundamental building blocks of all things.
The hope is it will revolutionise our understanding, from the minuscule world deep within atoms, to the vastness of the Universe.
New particles of matter are expected to be discovered, new dimensions found beyond the four known, as scientists re-create conditions in the first billionths of a second after the Big Bang.
This process has been called ‘tunneling to the beginning of time’.
Mankind’s most expensive and elaborate ‘discovery machine’ goes live on September 10th 2008.
Yep, I’m excited, even if 99% of my fellow humans don’t give a rats arse.
This date may turn-out to be the most monumental, in the entire history of human endeavour!
Or it could turn-out to be multi-billion dollar flop (?) with more questions left to be answered, than the experiment answers.
Praise-be to Science.
Praise-be to all those that push the boundaries of man-kinds knowledge.
Listen-up folk’s, this is what it's all about: