UK: Scientists are preparing to capture a piece of God that gives the mass of matter

02.12.2004

02.12.2004


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Physicists in the UK completed the assembly of one of the critical elements of the installation, which is part of the international ATLAS experiment will need to find the most coveted particle in modern physics.

The elusive particle — is the Higgs boson, which, according to modern concepts, called "responsible" for the presence of masses of all other particles. While it is open only on paper.

To catch him, physics, collected an unusual plant, which will be paired with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

This is one of the greatest tools of mankind is based in the famous European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), located near Geneva. He must enter into service in 2007.

The accelerator LHC, ATLAS experiment, and in particular, are designed to find a "new fundamental physics," to bring science beyond the known.

Scientists suggest that the LHC, calculated on a monstrous energy particle collisions, can even create a miniature black hole.

When the installation is complete ATLAS, it will be the size of a five-story building and weighing 7,000 tons (self LHC, we note a diameter of more than 8 kilometers).

The first important element that finished the other day — a "barrel" dotted with hundreds of silicon wafers detectors, which will have to track the trajectory of the emitted particles produced in the collision of protons in the accelerator.

Their energy is so great that the conditions in the installation will be able to reproduce the earliest moments after the Big Bang that gave birth to the universe.

ATLAS experiment will not only help to clarify the picture of this great event, but may be able to shed some light on the nature of dark matter, and also to find arguments in favor of the theory of supersymmetry — and this is the next step after the so-called "standard model."

Interestingly, because of its importance to the picture of the world is sometimes called the Higgs boson "God particle" or "God particle."

Battery News, 30.11.2004 17:38
Source: Membrana

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