The Big Bang, take two: Physicists gear up to flip the switch on the Large Hadron Collider

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tomorrow, in an effort to recreate the conditions that followed the big bang, physicists will flip the switch on a gigantic particle accelerator--the Large Hadron Collider. Skeptics fear this will be the end of the earth, scientists say that planetary annihilation is unlikely. For a reality check we turn to the rock star of all things physics, Brian Greene.
Brian Greene, physicist, author of “The Elegant Universe,” which was also a WGBH-produced NOVA mini-series on PBS. He has a new book out: “Icarus at the Edge of Time."

Contributors:

Chelsea Merz

Comments [2]

BJ of BC

Is it pure coincidence that some physicists and other scientists believe that the Hadron collider will bring about the end of the world as we know it in four years.

OR, is the year 2012 of much more significance than we realize?

What did the MAYANS know?

What have we learned?

Sep. 09 2008 09:42 AM
BJ of BC

Is is just coincidence that some physicists predict that the Hadron will result of "mini"black holes that could bring about the end of the world in four years.

Or is the year 2012 of more significance than we realize.

What did the Mayans KNOW??

Sep. 09 2008 09:40 AM

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