“These Go To 11” (Dimensions)

“Visiting a particle accelerator is like a religious experience, at least for Nima Arkani-Hamed.

Immense detectors surround the areas where inconceivably small particles slam into one another at super-high energies, collisions that may confirm Arkani-Hamed’s predictions about undiscovered properties of nature.

Arkani-Hamed is only in his mid-30s, but he has distinguished himself as one of the leading thinkers in the field of particle physics.

His revolutionary ideas about the way the universe works will finally be put to the test this year at Switzerland’s Large Hadron Collider, which will be the world’s most powerful particle accelerator…”

Colliding With Nature’s Best Kept Secrets – CNN

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~ by theobservereffect on May 11, 2008.

One Response to ““These Go To 11” (Dimensions)”

  1. Ha! You’re back! One of my students has a fellowship this summer at the CEBAF facility at Thomas Jefferson National Lab. It’s not exactly LHC, but nonetheless should provide him with some excellent experience.

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