Sep 10, 2008

Today CERN started its LHC.



Today CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has successfully started its collimators that are used in the tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider or LHC. The LHC is the biggest supercollider in the world and is also be largest machine in the world.

Scientists around the world will be watching closely today when their colleagues in Switzerland flip the switch on what is being touted as the world's grandest experiment in particle physics.

If all goes according to plan, the Large Hadron Collider, a gigantic particle accelerator underground near Geneva, could re-create the very moment 13 billion years ago when scientists believe a tremendous explosion known as the "big bang" created the universe.

"It could be the most exciting thing since Einstein," said Yale Professor Paul Tipton, part of a multinational research team, including physicists at Yale and Fairfield University, that has spent years designing and building the collider.

Now what has that to do with Mindstorms?
Engineers at CERN chose National Instruments products (like Labview) to control the collimators. As many of you know Labview is also the base of the NXT-G programming language....

Read more:
NI video about CERN
Google News on LHC

11 comments:

Jim Kelly said...

I'm not worried at all about this device... I can't wait to start reading about their findings!

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Parax said...

www.hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com

megamindstorm101 said...

he he. was this the thing they made a rap about in yahoo featured one day. it sounds interesting but if it really is recreating the big bang isnt that a bit dangerous. and its also underground so it might blow up and create all the earth into 100 new planets. well im guessing they are being safe and it is probably billions of times smaller than the real thing. obviously they cant make a huge bang that can make the universe. imagine how stupid that would be to take a huge rock and blow it up for sience not thinking they will blow up themself at the same time. but they arnt that dumb so i cant wait to see what will happen.

megamindstorm101 said...

oh and parax if it does blow up the world i think they wont be able to update the site. :P

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Jim Kelly said...

http://www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.html

pinay said...

cool blog man! I love lego!

megamindstorm101 said...

Was that video real. it doesnt look like an explosion as much as it looks like a black hole.

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