David Francis, a physicist on the collider's huge ATLAS particle detector, smiled when asked whether he worried about black holes and hypothetical killer particles known as strangelets.Well, really how far away could one get from the Earth being swallowed by Switzerland? (And no, I don't really think CERN will cause a black hole. Just the same, imagine the insurance they have to carry!)
"If I thought that this was going to happen, I would be well away from here," he said.
Right, not really. Previously, I blogged about 'Big Bang' project put off to 2008. Well, holy moley, it is 2008 and time is running out! So, I was amused by Some fear debut of powerful atom-smasher. ("Atom-smasher." I like it.) "Obviously, the world will not end when the LHC switches on," said project leader Lyn Evans. But, what really got me laughing is:
Posted by Fred Avolio at 7/01/2008 11:23:00 PM