CERN is presently ramping up the largest atom collider in the world (it takes months for the magnets to get the particles to reach near light-speed) in preparation for their next atomic collision which is scheduled to take place next month – with barely a mention in the media of the risks involved. This project should see the LHC accelerator upgraded by 2026 to an order of magnitude higher luminosity. The initial particle beams were injected into the LHC August 2008. There’s just one problem with this experiment: Nobody has any idea what the consequences will be if that goal is achieved. Essentially what the CERN experiment hopes to achieve is to separate – by way of the atom smasher - the invisible dark matter, which has been described as the very glue that holds together, from the visible. Acceded members become CERN member states by ratifying the CERN convention. China – 12 July 1991, 14 August 1997 & 17 February 2004, CERN's Large Hadron Collider is the subject of a (scientifically accurate), The Compact Muon Solenoid at CERN was used as the basis for the, CERN forms also part of the story of the Japanese anime television series, In season 10 episode 6 of the BBC TV show, In 2015, Sarah Charley, US communications manager for LHC experiments at CERN with graduate students Jesse Heilman of the, This page was last edited on 3 January 2021, at 02:56. Just outside of its headquarters building sits an ancient statue to Shiva, ancient Apollyon, the goddess of destruction. [30][31] In 2016, the design collision rate was exceeded for the first time. Now try telling a spiritual leader that the Bible is conspiracy theory. [37], The budget contributions of member states are computed based on their GDP. Simply postulating such futuristic scenarios shows how far mankind has traveled in a relatively short expanse of time, and our dystopic future predicted in books like “Brave New World” and “1984” may already be here. Researchers need remote access to these facilities, so the lab has historically been a major wide area network hub. Completed: 1988. The LHC first went live on 10 September 2008, but initial testing was delayed for 14 months from 19 September 2008 to 20 November 2009, following a magnet quench incident that caused extensive damage to over 50 superconducting magnets, their mountings, and the vacuum pipe. No Democratic debate. [7][8], The convention establishing CERN was ratified on 29 September 1954 by 12 countries in Western Europe. Among other work, the LINAC 2 linear accelerator injector was decommissioned, to be replaced by a new injector accelerator, the LINAC 4 in 2020. ... and when beams circulated inside them for the first time. In the same year, CERN generated 49 petabytes of data. © Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti”, 2005–2021. Straddling the French-Swiss border, the $9 billion CERN collider complex is buried at a depth of up to 575 feet (175 meters). [19] Further tests showed that the results were flawed due to an incorrectly connected GPS synchronization cable.[20]. Northern section of the line is in operation since 2009-12-13. Ukraine signed an association agreement on 3 October 2013. However, this was just the start of what was needed for the expected discovery of the Higgs boson. The Court tossed out Rossler’s request, but he nevertheless succeeded in generating heated discussion on the possible dark side of the experiment. Most of the roads on the CERN Meyrin and Prévessin sites are named after famous physicists, such as Richard Feynman, Niels Bohr, and Albert Einstein. This website uses cookies. The LHC represents a large-scale, worldwide scientific cooperation project. The other day, CERN published a draft of a new project, set out in four volumes. Seikan is the … CERN’s LEP Tunnel, which is 26.659 kilometers (16.6 miles) in length, admittedly passes through Switzerland and France, likely en route to CIA Headquarters. The LHC was constructed by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the same 27-km (17-mile) tunnel that housed its Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP). As part of the HL-LHC upgrade project, also other CERN accelerators and their subsystems are receiving upgrades. A computer drawing shows the FASER instrument in a tunnel at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. Cernunnos controls the shadows, and he is a dying/rising god after the order of Osiris and Horus who was so elaborately summoned by CERN occultists during the June 1, 2016 Gotthard Rail Tunnel Opening Ceremony. Since some critics say this scientific experiment poses greater risks than even the tests prior to the introduction of the atomic bomb, it would stand to reason that there should be much more discussion on this ‘dark matter.’ Sadly, and not a little ironically, CERN – which essentially governs itself as its own fiefdom – is operating just as invisibly as the particles they are attempting to study. Construction for these experiments required an extraordinary engineering effort. Croatia was approved for admission as an Associate Member state on 28 February 2019. The LHC tunnel is located 100 metres underground, in the region between the Geneva International Airport and the nearby Jura mountains. Lithuania was approved for admission as an Associate Member state on 16 June 2017. [citation needed], CERN's first president was Sir Benjamin Lockspeiser. The first ramp to the record-breaking energy of 6.5 TeV was performed on 10 April 2015. In 1989, under the guidance of Tim Berners-Lee, CERN began the World Wide Web project, which led to the first webpage in history. [3] Israel is the only non-European country granted full membership. In late 2008, when CERN was first firing up the engines on its atom-smashing machine, Otto Rossler, a German professor at the University of Tubingen, filed a lawsuit against CERN with the European Court of Human Rights, on the grounds that the facility could trigger a mini black hole that could get out of control and annihilate the planet. Going through the Swiss Alps, the tunnel took 17 years to complete and is said to be a symbol of European unification in a context of rising nationalism and closing borders. No less amazing are the magnet’s coils, which are made up of 36 twisted 15mm strands, each strand comprised in turn of 6000-9000 single filaments, each filament possessing a diameter as small as 7 micrometers. Length: 33.5 miles. In March 2013, CERN announced that the measurements performed on the newly found particle allowed it to conclude that this is a Higgs boson. This is like "firing two needles across the Atlantic and getting them to hit each other" according to Steve Myers, director for accelerators and technology. This will be achieved, CERN says, by accelerating and colliding together two beams of heavy ions, an epic scientific event that will take place next month. CERN's existing PS/SPS accelerator complexes are used to pre-accelerate protons and lead ions which are then injected into the LHC. The 27km length of the LHC demands some 7,600 km (4,100 miles) of cable, which amounts to about 270,000 km (145,000 miles) of strand — more than enough to circle the Earth six times at the Equator. Each machine in the chain increases the energy of particle beams before delivering them to experiments or to the next more powerful accelerator. Now the race is on at CERN to find those elusive particles or phenomena responsible for dark matter (23 percent) and dark energy (73 percent). With a length of 57.09 km (35.5 mi) it is the world's longest railway and deepest traffic tunnel. Anybody for dinosaurs strolling along the Champs-Élysées, or alien life forms seizing the entire planet? This timeline collects the organization's major contracts, projects, partnerships and scientific advances. The cost of the new accelerator is estimated at $ 9 billion, of which $ 5 billion will be spent on the creation of a tunnel with a length of 100 km. Therefore, the laboratory operated by CERN is commonly referred to as the European laboratory for particle physics (Laboratoire européen pour la physique des particules), which better describes the research being performed there. [21] Berners-Lee and Cailliau were jointly honoured by the Association for Computing Machinery in 1995 for their contributions to the development of the World Wide Web. Outside of the LEP and LHC experiments, most are officially named and numbered after the site where they were located. The Higgs Boson could become unstable at very high energy levels and have the potential to trigger a “catastrophic vacuum decay which would cause space and time to collapse and… we would not have any warning to the dangers,” he continued. For those who are in the dark about CERN and the controversial objectives it hopes to achieve, here is a quick primer. Other sites are the ones which were used for the UA1, UA2 and the LEP experiments (the latter are used by LHC experiments). CERN’s LEP Tunnel, which is 26.659 kilometers (16.6 miles) in length, admittedly passes through Switzerland and France, likely en route to CIA Headquarters. Measuring over 57 km and costing over 11 billion Euros, the Gotthard Base Tunnel is world’s longest and most expensive tunneling project in History. As of October 2019, the construction is on-going to upgrade the LHC's luminosity in a project called High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC). Currently (as of 2019) active machines are: [68], CERN has initiated an open access publishing project to convert scientific articles in high energy physics into gold open access by redirecting subscription fees. The Hadron Collider (also referred to as CERN) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator and the largest machine man has ever made; it’s a whopping seventeen miles long and buried 574 feet beneath the earth’s surface. Strange? This is the complete NWO, satanic tunnel opening ceremony at the Gotthard tunnel in Switzerland. Well, about as hot as conditions in the Universe after the Big Bang, or more than 100,000-times the temperature at the center of the Sun. –4.5m (14.75ft), 5.0m (16.4ft) 5.5m (18ft), and 6.5m (21.3ft) tunnel diameters • Model tunnel length of 500m (1,600ft.) For example, NA32 was an experiment looking at the production of so-called "charmed" particles and located at the Prévessin (North Area) site while WA22 used the Big European Bubble Chamber (BEBC) at the Meyrin (West Area) site to examine neutrino interactions. CERN, in collaboration with groups worldwide, is investigating two main concepts for future accelerators: A linear electron-positron collider with a new acceleration concept to increase the energy (CLIC) and a larger version of the LHC, a project currently named Future Circular Collider.[35]. How hot you ask? Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}46°14′03″N 6°03′10″E / 46.23417°N 6.05278°E / 46.23417; 6.05278, European particle physics research organisation, CERN's main site, from Switzerland looking towards France, A plaque at CERN commemorating the invention of the. The detector will be precisely … Several important achievements in particle physics have been made through experiments at CERN. [29] In early 2013, the LHC was deactivated for a two-year maintenance period, to strengthen the electrical connections between magnets inside the accelerator and for other upgrades. The LHC consists of a 27-kilometre ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way. Hawking is not the only voice in the scientific wilderness predicting possible catastrophe if CERN continues in the atomic fast lane. The total system will have a length of 47.8 km, of which 43.71 km is underground and 4.09 km is on viaducts. Eight experiments (CMS, ATLAS, LHCb, MoEDAL,[25] TOTEM, LHCf, FASER and ALICE) are located along the collider; each of them studies particle collisions from a different aspect, and with different technologies. The first website was activated in 1991. Prior to the Web's development, CERN had pioneered the introduction of Internet technology, beginning in the early 1980s.[23]. In September, Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will smash together sub-atomic particles at nearly the speed of light, an unprecedented experiment that has some of the leading voices in the world of science - and religion - sounding the alarm on the risks involved. Also observers are the following international organizations: Non-Member States (with dates of Co-operation Agreements) currently involved in CERN programmes are:[63], CERN also has scientific contacts with the following countries:[63], International research institutions, such as CERN, can aid in science diplomacy. All new members have remained in the organization continuously since their accession, except Spain and Yugoslavia. CERN is presently ramping up the largest atom collider in the world (it takes … The convention was gradually ratified by the 12 founding Member States: Belgium, Denmark, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Yugoslavia.[11]. For example, a special crane was rented from Belgium to lower pieces of the CMS detector into its cavern, since each piece weighed nearly 2,000 tons. Of the 23 members, Israel joined CERN as a full member on 6 January 2014,[36] becoming the first (and currently only) non-European full member. I will leave it up to the imagination of the reader to determine if the public relations team at CERN opened up the door to massive conjecture - not to mention a huge amount of 'conspiracy theory' - by opting for the particular logo design that they did. The acronym was retained for the new laboratory after the provisional council was dissolved, even though the name changed to the current Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in 1954. One year after CERN’s grand opening, Sergio Bertolucci, former Director for Research and Scientific Computing of the facility, grabbed headlines when he told a British tabloid the super collider could open otherworldly doors to another dimension for "a very tiny lapse of time,” mere fractions of a second. Based on the concept of hypertext, the project was intended to facilitate the sharing of information between researchers. All rights reserved. For example, extreme accuracy of the tunnel position is mandatory. The LHC has begun to generate vast quantities of data, which CERN streams to laboratories around the world for distributed processing (making use of a specialized grid infrastructure, the LHC Computing Grid). Spain first joined CERN in 1961, withdrew in 1969, and rejoined in 1983. The CERN collider is composed of some 9,600 super magnets – which are 100,000 times more powerful than the gravitational pull of Earth - that fire protons around a circular track at mindboggling speeds. Cernunnos alternates control of the world with the moon goddess Danu (another form of Diana/Isis/Semiramis). During April 2005, a trial successfully streamed 600 MB/s to seven different sites across the world. Southern section of the line is in operation since 2016-02-12. It lies beneath the border of Switzerland and France. In July 2012, CERN scientists announced the discovery of a new sub-atomic particle that was later confirmed to be the Higgs boson. At CERN, we probe the fundamental structure of particles that make up everything around us. New York City's main water supply tunnel. The agreement was ratified on 10 October 2019. Images highlighting some of the more unusual moments of the opening ceremony for the Gotthard base tunnel in Switzerland. Seikan Tunnel. to determine maximum smoke filling rates. It also hosts the CERN Internet Exchange Point (CIXP), one of the two main internet exchange points in Switzerland. 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