Summer 2008 looks like to be most definitely a season at CERN not to miss.
On 7 Aug 2008, the world's leading laboratory for particle physics, CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) announced that the first attempt to circulate a beam in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be made on 10 Sep, TODAY. I'll watch this space all day long, my day absolutely!
News was about the world's most powerful particle accelerator LHC, that is producing beams seven times more energetic than any previous machine, and around 30 times more intense. Housed in a 27-kilometre tunnel, it relies on technologies that would not have been possible 30 yrs ago. Refer below How the LHC works, click the graphic to enlarge.
The most ambitious and expensive civilian science experiment in history based on the biggest machine that humanity has yet built! What will it all add up to? Why is that? Because...
 We don't know much about how the Universe was created. Should consider: we were never there ourselves.
 We don't have a much better knowledge of what is out there ''today''. Physicists, astronomers have found for only a tiny 4% of it -planets, stars, galaxies. But not so much the visible things that define the Universe.
 Most of the Universe is made up of mysterious invisible substances which are known as ''dark matter'' and ''dark energy''. Dark matter makes up about 26% of the Universe. Dark energy makes up appr 70% of the Universe, and appears to be associated with the vacuum in space. What they are, and their role played in the evolution of the Universe?
To me, it's not natural not enough all what we knew about the Universe till today! Mysteries of the Universe is still existing as mystery more than stated above , , ... and need to be solved.
After almost two decades of planning and construction, the scientists created the most expensive work of art in human history, that said giant ''atom smasher'' at CERN in Geneva. If the project in question will reveal the Universe's secrets, or give us nothing changed as continue to living in darkness... Interesting? Read the full article The 9 billion dollar question
A global endeavour:
CERN's Member States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic , Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. India, Israel, Japan, the Russian Federation, the U.S., Turkey, the European Commission and UNESCO have Observer status.