0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
It is really a very complicated piece of kit.
He explained that if Nielsen's predictions were correct then whatever was stopping the LHC would also be stopping high-energy rays hitting the atmosphere. Since scientists can directly detect many such rays, "Nielsen must be wrong", said Gillies.He and others also believe that although such ideas have an element of fun, they risk distracting attention from the far more amazing ideas that the LHC will tackle once it gets going.The Higgs boson, for example, is thought to give all other matter its mass, without which gravity could not work. If the LHC found the Higgs, it would open the door to solving all kinds of other mysteries about the origins and nature of matter. Another line of research aims to detect dark matter, which is thought to comprise about a quarter of the universe's mass, but made out of a kind of particle that has so far proven impossible to detect.