LHC 'Big Questions'
1) I have heard that the LHC will recreate the Big Bang, does that mean it might create another Universe and if so what will happen to our Universe?
People sometimes refer to recreating the Big Bang, but this is misleading. What they actually mean is:
- recreating the conditions and energies that existed shortly after the start of the Big Bang, not the moment at which the Big Bang started
- recreating conditions on a microscale, not on the same scale as the original Big Bang and
- recreating energies that are continually being produced naturally (by high energy cosmic rays hitting the earth’s atmosphere) but at will and inside sophisticated detectors that track what is happening
No Big Bang – so no possibility of creating a new Universe.
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