August 14, 2008
Large Hadron Collider
There are 27 images of the LHC at The Big Picture.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 kilometer (17 mile) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France, is nearly set to begin its first particle beam tests. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is preparing for its first small tests in early August, leading to a planned full-track test in September - and the first planned particle collisions before the end of the year.
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Collissions scheduled to begin October 21 at slowly increasing energies, but some estimates are that collisions may be delayed until 2009.
The CERN Courier predicted possible micro black hole creation at one per second. Dr. Rossler estimates that the probability of micro black hole creation might be in the 10% to 16% range. If created then 50 months to 50 years might be required for a micro black hole to destroy Earth.
Professor Rossler's plea to the world for an emergency safety meeting is posted at http://www.lchfacts.org.
"A nightmarish situation, that can still be hoped to be averted in time through communication within the scientific community, is drawn attention to. Only a few weeks remain to find out whether the danger is real or nothing but a mirage. After this time window is closed, it will take years until we know whether or not we are doomed. The story line has all the features of a best-selling novel. The reader is asked to contribute constructively."
Quote from Dr. Otto E. Rossler, Professor Theoretical Biochemist, visiting Professor of Theoretical Physics, inventor of the Rossler Attractor, founder of Endophysics, winner of the 2003 Chaos Award of the University of Liege and the 2003 Rene Descartes Award.
Professor Rosslers latest interview may be found at http://www.scientificblogging.com/big_science_gambles/professor_rossler_takes_on_the_lhc
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