Christian Long

Brian Cox: Cern’s Supercollider

In TED Talks on April 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

Reflection by SAMUEL M.

Original TED page w/ speaker bio, links, comments, etc:

Brian Cox:  Cern’s Supercollider

The CERN supercollider in Europe is the greatest technological advancement in physical science. With the supercollider, scientists from all over the world can work together to find out how the world came to be. With this knowledge, scientists can find out how the planets were formed. Scientists can also solve many algorithms and equations that require a missing variable called the ‘Higgs Particle’.

The funny thing is, the Higgs particles haven’t been found yet.

Scientists predicted the Higgs particles were real, but they did not know how to prove this. At least not until the CERN supercollider was created. Scientists believe they will be able to quantify the Higgs particles by colliding atoms and subatomic particles with one another at 99% the speed of light.

If scientists are able to quantify the Higgs particles, particle and physical sciences would completely change. With the Higgs particles, scientists would be able to solve every answer in the universe.

They could answer questions from “Why is the sky blue?” to “Why is DNA shaped the way it is?”

Scientists are on the verge of an unprecedented breakthrough. When the Higgs particles are quantified and put into equations and algorithms, the world will change as we know it. Science is going to under go a rapid reformation and Brian Cox and his team are spearheading this change.

I know I’m ready for the future.

Are you?


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