Monday, November 8, 2010

Cern have made a Mini-Big Bang

From the BBC-
[quote]The Large Hadron Collider has successfully created a "mini-Big Bang" by smashing together lead ions instead of protons.

The scientists working at the enormous machine on Franco-Swiss border achieved the unique conditions on 7 November.

The experiment created temperatures a million times hotter than the centre of the Sun.

The LHC is housed in a 27km-long circular tunnel under the French-Swiss border near Geneva.

Up until now, the world's highest-energy particle accelerator - which is run by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) - has been colliding protons, in a bid to uncover mysteries of the Universe's formation.[/quote]

Full story here.

Pretty cool stuff I have to say.

11 comments:

  1. WHATTTTTTTTTTTT? Wow wow wow... I have so been waiting for this ever since Angels & Demons. They did it? This is craziness... especially if they achieved temps of that magnitude. I'm going nuts now. Can't wait for the proton experiments. omg om gomg

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  2. Omg ! The CERN is an awsome place :) !

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  3. Good post! Looking forward to reading you next one

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