Black holes, parallel universes and extra dimensionsBy Sandor Barragán Gutiérrez
The Large Hadron Collider.
Scientists may be capable of demonstrating the existence of parallel universes thanks to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). So far, this has been impossible to prove empirically.
Let us remember that LHC is a machine run by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), located 175m below the surface under the French-Swiss border. Its main purpose is to accelerate protons until they reach 99.9% the speed of light and then make them collide. The purpose of this is to study the conditions under which the universe was able to emerge, according to the Big Bang theory.
The LHC has led to proof of the existence of particles which had only been predicted in theory, but never in practice. Such is the case of the Higgs Boson. The importance of this particle lies in its capacity to provide other particles with mass, hence generating matter. Because of this, members of the press have taken to calling it the “God particle”. On July 4, 2012, a particle was discovered which gathered the features described in the “Standard Model,” which described the elusive Boson.
Now, scientists worldwide are focusing on detecting mini-black holes which, should they indeed be found by the LHC, could prove the existence (so far only theoretical) of extra dimensions and parallel universes. This would also lend support to so-called “String Theory”, which posits that the entire universe is made up of strands of energy (known as “strings”) which generate subatomic particles when they vibrate.
Why hasn’t a mini-black hole been discovered yet? This is mainly due to the fact that, according to the new “Gravity’s Rainbow” theory, the energy needed to generate black holes is between 9.5TeV in six dimensions and 11.9TeV in 10 dimensions. Currently the LHC can only generate 5,3TeV.
Because of this, The Telegraph reports that CERN will be gearing up and updating the LHC so that it may generate two times more energy. If theory stands, the update could achieve the needed energy for the detection of black holes.
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