Sunday, September 7, 2008

Brian Cox: The Big Bang Machine

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Aired: September 4, 2008 on BBC 4
Professor Brian Cox visits Geneva to take a look around Cern's Large Hadron Collider before this vast, 27km long machine is sealed-off and the experiment to create the simulation of a black hole begins. When it's up and running, it will be capable of creating the conditions that existed just a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. Brian joins the scientists who hope that the LHC will change our understanding of the early universe and solve some of its mysteries. And not suck the planet into oblivion, naturally. How would they publish their results and make money out of the chat show circuit if that happened?
Thanks to Sydenham Infidel for the link.
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1 comment:

  1. Well if we don't know whether there was someting before the big bang, how can we infer that it is *not* creation from nothing?