02 September 2008

Eight days to oblivion!

On 10 September the Large Hadron Collider at le Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire is due to fire up and send beams of particles smashing into each other at nearly the speed of light in the hope of recreating conditions in the universe just after the Big Bang and also of finding the Higgs Boson. If Stephen Hawking is right these collisions will create miniature black holes and if he is only half right these mini-holes will not decay immediately and the universe as we know will be over. Fortunately there are some brave people out there who are will to do almost anything, include going to the courts, to see that this doesn't happen. The bad news is that if they will I'm going to have to pay back that overdraft.

No comments: