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Fraser
2009-Feb-18, 07:30 AM
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is billed as the next great particle accelerator that will give us our best chance yet at discovering the illusive exchange particle (or boson) of the Higgs field. The discovery (or not) of the Higgs boson will answer so many questions about our universe, and our understanding of the quantum [...]

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ocpaul20
2009-Mar-01, 02:32 AM
I read somewhere that the Large Hadron Collider will be creating mini black holes in its search for the exchange particle of the Higgs field. If this is correct, we wont need to bother with anything else because we will be sucked into the first mini black hole that appears and we will all cease to exist.

Thinking that man can control something as unknown as a black hole - however 'small' and 'weak' and short-lived, is ridiculously stupid and arrogant.

Van Rijn
2009-Mar-01, 02:43 AM
If the LHC can produce black holes (which is not considered likely) then black holes are raining on the Earth regularly. The energy of many cosmic rays are substantially higher than what the LHC is capable of.

Warren Platts
2009-Mar-01, 04:40 AM
Don't worry about cosmic rays, ocpaul20. Any black holes produced by cosmic rays would not get trapped by the Earth's gravitational field--unlike some potential, meta-stable, LHC-produced black holes.

However, the proper thread for these discussions is in the LHC Dangers thread:

http://www.bautforum.com/science-technology/51643-large-hadron-colliders-danger-58.html

ETA: Interesting article. If Fermilab finds the Higgs first, the only thing left for the LHC to find will be mini-black holes. :lol:

gzhpcu
2009-Mar-01, 08:11 PM
ETA: Interesting article. If Fermilab finds the Higgs first, the only thing left for the LHC to find will be mini-black holes. :lol:
The consolation being that we will know that the Standard Model of QM is correct in predicting the Higgs boson before we die?:lol: