Large Hadron Collider is Safe?

You can sleep easy in the knowledge that the world’s most powerful particle smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, will not gobble us all up in the middle of the night. So says a new safety assessment released by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, based near Geneva, Switzerland .

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2 thoughts on “Large Hadron Collider is Safe?

  1. But have you read the disclaimer from CERN’s SPC Committee that validated the 2008 LSAG Safety Report:

    Quote “this argument relies on properties of cosmic rays and neutrinos that, while highly plausible, do require confirmation”

    Still sounds like conceivable danger to me… CERN’s SPC Committee approval report is available here: http://indico.cern.ch/getFile.py/access?contribId=20&resId=0&materialId=0&confId=35065

    I am not aware of any irrefutable arguments for the safety of creating micro black holes with velocities too slow to escape Earth.

    Three strongly disputed assumptions… Micro Black holes are created or not, decay or not, grow slowly or not.

    I hope I’m miscalculating, but I fear this might be a bit like playing Russian Roulette and not knowing how many cylinders are loaded, none, all?

    LHCFacts.org

    Have you seen the “Your Prefer Your Collider” music video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1L2xODZSI4

  2. That video makes me wonder how serious they are taking their business! Maybe it was just a little humor to break stress like this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqaWdkdFb3Y

    I agree with your Russian Roulette comment, I think there is certainly risk associated with the LHC. It is definitely possible based on the information you provided that the premise of the entire assessment is based on flawed facts.

    Here’s a video from my favorite Physicist, Michio Kaku:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk8Vr00EBHA&eurl=http://video.aol.com/video-detail/michio-kaku-mini-black-holes-and-the-large-hadron-collider/290876632

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