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The Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Have They Discovered Anything New in 2016 and 2017?

Have They Discovered Anything New in 2016 at The Large Hadron Collider at CERN?

Interesting you should ask. YES! And one is a major discovery to boot.

hadron colliderYou should all somewhat know the word, anti-matter.  

It’s like our matter with which we are all familiar, EXCEPT in antimatter atoms, anti-electrons are positively charged.  Alternatively, our electrons are negatively charged. Antimatter atoms are named positrons.  And it has anti-protons which are negatively charged protons (as opposed to ours which are positively charged).

Therefore, When antimatter and matter meet, they cancel each other out.  The meeting produces energy in the form of various frequencies of 100% light energy.

Antimatter is nearly impossible to find and capture in nature.  Some is produced in lightning.  Therefore, experiments are done with antimatter hydrogen atoms created at CERN.

In all atoms, the nucleus is surrounded by a specific number of electrons, in “orbit” around the center.  In the case of hydrogen, only one electron, and it’s more like an electron fog, then like a mini-planet in orbit – but it’s easier to illustrate as follows.  If some energy is added to an atom, such as when a laser is shined upon it, an electron may change its orbit as it gains some of that energy. When the source of that energy stops, the electron jumps back to the orbit where it was and emits energy in the process, seen as a flash of light.

In an experiment of the large Hadron Collider at CERN, scientists used a laser light to excite antimatter hydrogen atoms.  They wondered if the same event would take place with the positron gaining energy and then re-emitting it as light when it jumped back. It did and you can read about it.

Scientists were able to take the spectra of the light emitted and compare it with the spectra of our normal matter. It was identical, as predicted by the Special Theory The large Hadron Colliderof Relativity. This discovery helps to further confirm that some new version of the Standard Model of Physics will more likely be the correct explanation of the physics of our universe.  Additionally, it also further kills off the hypothesis of Super Symmetry. As many of you know, I am not a SUSY (Super Symmetry) fan.  I believe the funding spent would be better applied trying to evolve our standard model.

Many other cool things- Our sun aligned with the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, as it does once a year allowing scientists to use it as a gravitational lens and look to see if exotic new particles called axion and chameleon, could be discovered. We have to wait to see the results of that research (I’m predicting none will be found).

 

You can read about it.  In conclusion, there are several other important events as well, from trapped anti-protons to hunting for “dark” photons. Those areas are available.

One thing you will not read about is the previous July 2016 announcement (now retracted) that new particles were found. They turned out to be “noise” – background data that failed to repeat.

 

What are your thoughts on the large hadron collider and new discoveries in science?

 

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