Tuesday, 20 October 2009
In December the Large Hadron Collider is poised to start up again. If all goes well, protons will start smashing together in an underground racetrack outside Geneva in a search for forces and particles that reigned during the first trillionth of a second of the Big Bang.
Scientist hope to produce the hypothesized Higgs boson. But this might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.
Nonsense, you say? Not to some distinguished physicists.
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