The "Large Hadron Collider" (LHC) is the largest, coldest, most magnetic, and most expensive machine ever built:
"The collisions [scientists will] study at the LHC are akin to those that took place in the first trillionth of a millisecond after the Big Bang. They will teach us about small distances and about the nature of matter and forces at this very early time.
You might think of the Large Hadron Collider as a super-microscope that allows us to study particles and forces at incredibly small sizes -- on the order of a tenth of a thousandth of a trillionth of a millimeter.
"The LHC achieves these tiny probes by creating higher energy particle collisions than ever before achieved on Earth -- up to seven times the energy of the highest existing collider, the Tevatron in Batavia, Illinois. ... Quantum mechanics and its use of waves tells us these energies are essential for investigating such small distances. And -- along with the increase in energy -- the intensity will be 50 times higher than at the Tevatron, making discovering the rare events that could reveal nature's inner workings that much more likely.
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I've actually visited the Tevatron in Batavia, Illinois, as it was a short drive from where my sister and brother-in-law lived at the time. It was an impressive facility, and it is worth note that it did provide at least some of the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Now I'm wondering if I should make a visit to CERN part of my bucket list!
Numerous delays and annoyances at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have resulted in two theoretical physicists writing a paper suggesting a reason. One of the authors, Holger Bech Nielsen, of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, described their efforts:
“It must be our prediction that all Higgs producing machines shall have bad luck… Well, one could even almost say that we have a model for God.” It is their guess, said Dr. Nielsen, “that He rather hates Higgs particles, and attempts to avoid them.”
In other words, either God or some other force in the future is sending negative influences back through time, so that the discovery of the Higgs boson can never take place.
Nielsen and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, have authored several papers discussing this unorthodox theory: “Search for Future Influence From LHC,” for instance.
Influences from the future attempting to prevent something from taking place in the past—our present—to ensure the creation of that future? The discovery of the Higgs boson is, according to Nielsen and Ninomiya, so antithetical to the future’s existence that the future is protecting itself by causing the machines capable of finding the particle to fail or never be built.
It is not the intent of the Thunderbolts Project to unduly criticize those who labor in the employ of University laboratories or government-backed research institutes. In this case, though, to have Dr. Nielson, one of the originators of string theory, and a respected theoretician, publish a paper that seriously considers time travel and clairvoyant effects from a preexisting future to be a reason for the failure of machines like the LHC smacks of irony.
— Picture of the Day, November 22, 2016 at the Thunderbolts Project.