Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Large Hadron Collider: A New Era

Analog Fact Article by Dr. Don Lincoln

A nice, informative article about the LHC, what we hope to discover, what results would indicate what, and the importance of looking out for non-specific discoveries. The diagrams were good, and despite having read a decent amount of this before, there was a very good description of "curled-up" dimensions and how this would make gravity behave differently on a small scale. Most important though, was the graph of what we would expect to see for Higgs-boson decay, I haven't seen a popular article with this graph before, and it makes me really happy. A very nice science article overall, and written by one of the actual physicists involved.

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