Wednesday, September 10, 2008


The early morning was full of news about the Large Hadron Collider. We enjoyed a celebration at the local Swiss mission, with a 2-way video link to the LHC control room. No less a voice than Stephen Hawking has bet 100 dollars that the Higgs will not be found. In an interview for Wired science, I expressed hope that LHC will discover some new physics. We can hope that the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer also goes into operation. While the LHC will find particles of around 10^12 eV, the AMS will find particles in excess of 10^20 eV!



Blogger Kea said...

Gee, you get around! Great stuff. Horrified at the thought of reporting 2 nights in a row on physics, our local news reduced the story of a successful full beam to a mere 15 seconds at the end of the news.

8:43 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Plenty of news and blogs about the LHC today. If they do not find the Higgs, it will disappoint a lot of people.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cunning of Prof.Hawking to make his bet in dollars, if he's wrong it will work out cheaper than paying in pounds or euros.

2:31 PM  

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