Large Hadron Collider Successfully Generated 7TeV Particle Energy

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After more than a decade of research, failure and blown fuses and over 10 billion dollars in funding the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has registered a world record for highest energy particle collision. Two opposing proton beams collided at opposite direction each with 3.5TeV.

The Large Hadron collider is the world’s largest particle beam accelerator funded by over 100 countries and built by European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). It is currently situated 175 meters beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland. How huge is it? The LHC is sitting in a tunnel 27 Km (kilometers) in circumference.

To a normal person, the Large Hadron Collider could be just another invention made by geeky scientists and “einstein-like” physicists. However, to those who dedicated their lives in order to find the answer to the question: “How did the universe originate” the LHC is a spectacular breakthrough.

The LHC may help answer fundamental questions we have in physics all this time concerning basic laws governing elementary objects (sub atomic particles) and the elusive questions on he Big Bang Theory. Also, It may answer the existence of Higgs Boson aka God particle.  The Higgs Boson is a hypothetical elementary particle scientists believe to be contained on all matter. If the LHC is successful to simulate this theoretical particle, then evidences can be gathered to explain the origin of mass in the universe and more.

Several scientists rejoiced over the D-day in particle physics both in the underground lab and those who are watching the event remotely. This is a great success for all mankind and may catapult our civilization to even greater heights.


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