diumenge, 22 de novembre de 2009

The LARGE HADRON COLLIDER

Large Hadron Collider progress delights researchers

I am going to speak about one piece of news I found the other day, it concerns about the biggest machine ever done: THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER( the translation would be: El acelerador de partículas). From now to the end of the text I'm going to use the acronyms LHC refering to the Large Hadron Collider.

To begin with that, I must say that the aim of the LHC is to increase the quantity of things that we could know about our universe.

The LHC was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) with the intention of testing various predictions of many scientists, including the existence of the unknown Higgs boson and of the large family of new particles predicted, sub-atomic particles that are crucial to our current understanding of physics. Although they are predcited to exist, scientists have never found it. It was funded by and built in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories.


It is housed in a 27km-long circular tunnel under the Franco-Swiss border.


The machine suffered some heavily damages last year, when it had just started to work. An electric fault caused a fall of liquid helium into the tunnel just nine days after it was first launched in September last year.


But now it is functioning in the best way it can, the LHC has done more in a few hours than it did in five days of operations last year.

However, I wish we can roughly know the effects that it will have in the human being.

Now I leave here some links about the notice: