The Large Hadron Collider is to be switched off at the end of the year to undergo a major upgrade, but scientists hope to have achieved one of the machine’s major goals by the time it does – proving the existence of the so called God Particle.
“We will know by the end of this year whether it exists or whether it is non-existent. This would be a huge discovery that after 50 years we are able to describe the visible universe.
“We will have taken a big step forward about our knowledge of the physical world. It will help us to understand the creation of the universe.”
CERN require a high level of proof and will only announce that the Higgs Boson exists when there is just a one in three million chance they are wrong.
Dr Heuer admitted that “micro black holes” may be created in the Large Hadron Collider but he insisted this was safe as they would decay almost immediately and it could even be good for science as it shows that micro black holes are occurring all the time.
He has had meetings with the Pope and insisted that the interface where science ends and religion or philosophy begins is changing all the time.
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