Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?

CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC 238

Daniel_Stuckey writes "Not content with the 27-kilometer-round Large Hadron Collider, researchers at CERN have their sights set on a new beast of a particle collider that could have a circumference of 80 to 100 kilometers. The nuclear research organization announced that it was hatching plans for an ambitious successor to the LHC with an international study called the Future Circular Colliders program, which will kick off with a meeting next week. The idea is to consider different hadron collider designs similar to the existing LHC but more powerful — much more powerful. CERN wrote it was looking for a collider 'capable of reaching unprecedented energies in the region of 100 TeV.' The existing LHC will reach a maximum of around 14 TeV."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

Comments Filter:
  • The Slashcott (Score:3, Informative)

    by sticks_us ( 150624 ) on Friday February 07, 2014 @05:35PM (#46189955) Homepage

    So where will everybody be next week?

    Hacker news
    Reddit ...?

    Also, has someone volunteered to put up a slashcott update site (maybe with statistics on how well/poorly the site is doing during the blockade?)

    Just curious.

  • by computersareevil ( 244846 ) on Friday February 07, 2014 @05:39PM (#46190003)

    Will soon be hosted at AltSlashdot.org [slashdot.org] or a site linked through that domain.

    It will be for the Nerds, by the Nerds, focusing on the Stuff That Really Matters: The community that makes the comments the best part of Slashdot.

    The name will change to avoid any trademark problems. The new domain will be linked through AltSlashdot.org for as long as practical.

    Some have suggested encouraging Bruce Perens to resurrect Technocrat.net for the third time. With all due respect to Bruce, the problem with that is he has shown he is not a reliable host. He has twice deleted that site without warning and without providing access to the archives. I don't think we want to get burned a third time.

  • Re: Sounds great (Score:2, Informative)

    by iamhassi ( 659463 ) on Friday February 07, 2014 @05:41PM (#46190013) Journal
    Same. Usually every week or two I'd get mod points but it's been many months. Thought maybe it had to do with getting +5 comments but I've had comments get +5 recently and still no mod points
  • Re:Sounds great (Score:4, Informative)

    by Cylix ( 55374 ) on Friday February 07, 2014 @05:44PM (#46190037) Homepage Journal

    We can use the blackholes generated by the super sized collider to wipe out beta once and for all.

  • by Charliemopps ( 1157495 ) on Friday February 07, 2014 @06:46PM (#46190785)

    I can't find the source right now, but the LHC is built on top of an older smaller collider, which is also built on top of an even older, smaller one... Each increase in size is defined by a specific math formula that states the increase in size is exponential. I'm not sure how many more upgrades they could still do and remain on earth but I believe it was 2 BEFORE the LHC. So this next upgrade is likely the largest that can be built on earth, the next upgrade after that would be around the orbit of the moon or so, and then after that the entire solar system. I believe I saw this on a Ted Talk prior to the LHC coming on-line.

  • Re:Goal? (Score:3, Informative)

    by czert ( 3156611 ) on Saturday February 08, 2014 @09:14AM (#46194925)
    The goal stays the same: validate or disprove predictions of physics at energy levels never before achieved.

The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first. -- Blaise Pascal