It looks like the big test is quickly approaching (late September they will do the final test and late October is when it should be operational).
I am not sure why but I am kind of hoping nothing in string theory gets observed or proven and that it is finally dismissed and newer and fresh ideas looked into. Maybe I have been biased by Lee Smolin and his book, The Trouble With Physics, but that’s my honest feeling.
I couldn’t care less what we find or what implications it has, I just hope we find something. And while we’re wishing, I hope it’s groundbreaking and century defining. Regardless, I can’t wait till they fire it up!
Does anyone know if it will be possible to watch it live as they turn on the collider (the tower of Babel ) tomorrow? It will be very early in the morning here in America, but I wouldn’t want to miss it.
I missed the actual start up but was able to watch the celebrations here in Arizona from 2 am on. The celebrations are wonderful to watch as everything went smoothly. Fox News was showing fears that this was a dangerous thing. The sound is poor from my internet link but I was delighted to be involved at all. Thank you for this thread.