The Large Hadron Collider

For those of you who have popped by Google today (read: for all of you on our blog) you’ll may have noticed that their logo has a large ring around it. This isn’t a halo, it’s a celebration of the success of the first test of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) the worlds most powerful particle accelerator.

Now I’ve got to admit that my explanation of what it does would probably raise more questions than answers – I’ll provide links at the bottom of this post for those of you who want to read more.

In short however, the purpose of this collider is to find new particles and answer fundamental questions about how matter works, where antimatter is, and in fact – answer many questions about the very nature of the universe.

Based on some of the stuff Google’s been doing lately – I’m surprised there isn’t a bi colorful G on the side of it. 🙂

The test launches us into a new era of discovery and exploration. Hopefully we will get some new answers to age-old questions. The problem though is that every time we do, we seem to end up with twice as many new questions. How long until we need an XLHC? 😉

For more information check out:

Or for those of you too busy to read (and you know who you are) – here’s a surprisingly well done rap video:

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