Wednesday, September 10, 2008

LHC Opens!

^Goofle made a logo in honor of it.^

Know this is a bit OT, but this could be making physics history!
The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) just opened and could change our understanding of the universe.
If you don't know much about the LHC,it is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, where it spans the border between Switzerland and France about 100 m underground. It is a particle accelerator used by physicists to study the smallest known particles – the fundamental building blocks of all things. It will revolutionise our understanding, from the minuscule world deep within atoms to the vastness of the Universe.
Two beams of subatomic particles called 'hadrons' – either protons or lead ions – will travel in opposite directions inside the circular accelerator, gaining energy with every lap. Physicists will use the LHC to recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang, by colliding the two beams head-on at very high energy. Teams of physicists from around the world will analyse the particles created in the collisions using special detectors in a number of experiments dedicated to the LHC.


Mike1 said...

There is something with the NXT, it uses NI software, the same company as Labveiw, which made NXT-G!

properpropeller said...

Awesome! I didn't know that!

Mike1 said...

BTW it is Google not Goofle. LOL