The most exciting and significant acheivement in the field of Science will be done in another few minutes while I am writing this.Perhaps this will be the greatest acheivement and a new era of Physics is being scripted.Understanding the origin of the universe with the most expensive experiment - Large Hadron Collider(LHC).I am so excited while writing this because this experiment will create the exact(or nearly exact)minutes just after the happening-Big Bang-which we believe is the origin of the universe.Many speculations are around about the experiment.The most common speculation is the death of the planet earth.We really are not concerned about the death of the planet(to which we are contributing by our existence).What we are concerned about are the death of our own lives.Aren't we?But not to worry.We will not die just seconds after the collision of beams in LHC.We will have time to send SMS to our loved ones :)
Just to understand LHC:
Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest and highest energy particle accelerator.It was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research(CERN).It is basically a circular tunnel with a circumference of 27 Kms at a depth ranging from 50 to 175 m underground.It is built across the Switzerland-France border.
The collider tunnel contains two adjacent parallel beam pipes that intersect at four points, each containing a proton beam, which travel in opposite directions around the ring.The protons will be accelerated to a higher apeed every day until it reaches 7 TeV(close to 99.999999% of the speed of light).Started to operate from September 2008 amidst of huge protests the experiment was stopped in the same month due to a fault.Then it resumed operations in February 2010 and here is the big day.It took more than years to acheive this speed and today,the biggest day in the human history,the proton beams will be made to collide.Imagine two particles moving at the speed of light and colliding with each other.The amount of energy released and the particles formed after this collision will(scientists believe)make us understand the exact things happened during Big Bang and thus the basic particles that constitutes all matters in this universe.
We will be able to understand Why and How we are here?It is just like creating the minutes just after you are born.
Oh!!!!!It has happened......at Tuesday 16:33 PM-30/03/2010
What a day......