CERN’s Large Hadron Collider due for final completion this year. The international project has captured the imaginations of science enthusiasts, as well as science-fiction enthusiasts.
The collider’s power has been doubled now, and it will have many times more power than any other comparable facility in the world, and with that power comes many other unknown potentials. Scientists at CERN believe that next week’s experiment in search of the highly illusive Higgs boson, aka the ‘God Particle’ - could be a game changer.
The questions are swirling right now. Top of the list is: will the collider be used to hack into a modern Pandora’s Box, and what are the risks, if any, involved? Other inquisitors are asking: is it a Stargate - in other words, can it transcend the multidimensional universe to explore new realms of quantum physics?