If the universe was created by some idiot trying to collide two proton particles 14 billion years ago this is your last day, mate, because history is about to repeat itself when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is powered up at CERN... <br><br>km<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>If the universe was created by some idiot trying to collide two proton particles 14 billion years ago<p><hr></blockquote><p>An interesting hypothesis which won't really be tested until the end of the month when the ring is turned up to ten. (Or maybe even eleven.)<br><br>When the graduate student who peers into the black hole formed later this month to look at what happened a billionth of a second before the last big bang and actually sees a 14 billion year old grad student peering back at him my guess is he won't even have enough time to say "Oh Shi[i][/i]t!"<br><br>Meanwhile I believe I am going to change my allegiance of the God I worship from the IPU to the CGS (Cern Grad Student.) For the CGS is actually the one who created this universe 14 billion years ago and he will also be the one who sends us to our final judgement.<br><br>A bit anticlimactic that instead of Saint Peter we meet instead some bureaucrat in a European funding agency. All those Saint Peter jokes now wasted.<br><br>The first meeting of the followers of CGS will meet this week as we need to get our act together so we can be saved and safely transported through the black hole and out the worm hole to paradise. My new religion has much more basis in fact than any religion existing today. No faith in fantasy needed for this one, it's really all true. Now I just need to file my tax exempt status and get a nice impressive cloak.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Okay, well here's a question for you then... everyone keeps saying that these particles are going to be sent around the accelerator in opposite directions at 'close to the speed of light' before being channeled into a collision... now if each particle is travelling at let's say the speed of light at what velocity will the impact take place? <br><br>km<br><br>
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Why wouldn't it just a be a case of a *new*, smaller universe instead of the current one ending...?<br><br>This question comes from someone who barely got a 'C' in Physics, btw, and I'm basing it on the first 'Men In Black' movie... <br><br>[color:red]Work With ____!</font color=red>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>now if each particle is travelling at let's say the speed of light at what velocity will the impact take place?<p><hr></blockquote><p>The speed of light, what else? Anti-intuitive, maybe, but nothing can travel faster. (And actually, nothing with any mass can reach it, so those particles likely cannot reach that speed.)<br><br>Laz, OFI[/i][color:green]<br>Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. — Groucho </font color=green>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>now if each particle is travelling at let's say the speed of light at what velocity will the impact take place?<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>S = (A + B)/(1 + AB/c ²)<br><br>Plug in the numbers. A=velocity of particle 1. B=velocity of particle 2. C=speed of light.<br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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