Big Bang experiment successful
Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) successfully conducted the world’s largest atom smasher experiment setting a record for high-energy collisions by crashing two proton beams at three times more force than ever before in their attempt to create mini-versions of the Big Bang that led to the birth of the universe 13.7 billion years ago.
The $10 billion Large Hadron Collider directed the beams into each other on Tuesday as part of its ambitious bid to reveal details about theoretical particles and micro-forces. The collisions start a new era of science for researchers working on the machine below the Swiss-French border at Geneva.
The experiment at CERN, creating a record for the energy of particle conditions, will allow researchers to examine the nature of matter and the origin of stars and planets.