The collider or create miniature black holes
or will destroy the whole earth
[introduction] to the daily mail reported that legislation recently scientists and experts to a super charged ion collider's bold experiment.
legislation recently scientists and experts to a super charged ion collider's bold experiment.One of the world's most powerful particle accelerator at brookhaven national laboratory in relativistic heavy particle collider (RHIC) to the high temperature of heated to 4 trillion particles, and the nucleus to accelerate the speed of light, make them mutual collision resulting quark-gluon plasma (after the big bang produced very hot material).
RHIC is the European centre for nuclear research (CERN), the large hadron collider (LHC) after the second powerful particle accelerator, it will be a huge upgrade, improve power and experimental lead into the unknown.With this upgrade, RHIC will be able to produce the strength to build 20 times before collision, or can help answer life on earth is a question of how to start.
However, experts have warned it or may produce tiny black holes and a substance called strange quarks (strangelets) of subatomic particles.A recent report showed less energy than previously thought were able to create a mini black hole.And strange quark matter is an illusion of quark matter form, this kind of quark matter in special conditions, to be able to start a chain reaction, all things change into "strange substance", or accidentally destroy the earth.Astronomer royal Martin Rees (Martin Rees) says this can turn the earth into a "a dull, width is only 100 meters high density sphere".
Since built RHIC, scientists have discovered the higgs boson and quark-gluon plasma, the particles are not known as the human beings.Associate professor of law at the university of North Dakota Eric Johnson (Eric Johnson) and the Boston university school of law professor emeritus at Michael barnum (Michael Baram), said the facility need it has great potential to create large-scale disaster - or swept through life on earth - and reviewed.
The spiral track detector on the RHIC (STAR), able to track each ion collision producing particle detector.
When CERN LHC began to look for god particle scientists have similar concerns, even if the particle accelerator to produce stable and the possibility of a black hole is not big.Even produced a black hole, it swallows way can not threaten the entire planet.
Although there are a large number of reports on a survey of the possibility of these experiments or could cause catastrophic chain reaction, the two legislative experts point out that these articles are published in six years ago, it has been too many changes have taken place.Barnum and professor Johnson said: "the original RHIC report assume RHIC will run 10 years, but thanks to the extension project plan, RHIC now into the work of 15 years. Since the reports, the machine is constantly upgrading... in the initial analysis of the model and the hypothesis of suitability may need to evaluate."They called for (the RHIC) independent risk assessment of the "strict".