Newsweek article: “God’s broken machine”

Just read an update in Newsweek on my earlier post about the Large Hadron Collider (see previous entry: Where’s Higgs?) Looks like we will have to wait a while more to find the elusive ‘God Particle’…or maybe it’s never meant to be found in the first place.

“Physicists at the world’s biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, are seeing their dreams of Nobel Prizes go down the drain along with the Dow. The collider was sold to the European public as the best chance of discovering a piece of subatomic debris so important to our understanding of the universe that it’s been dubbed the “God Particle.” Less than a month after scientists flipped the switch on the new machine back in September, however, it broke down. Repairs will take a year.”


Advertisements

~ by irwin on March 14, 2009.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: