Large Hadron Collider Days Away from Making Contact with a Parallel Universe
Ashley Allen / 4 years ago
Following its impressive findings regarding the Higgs Boson particle and dark matter, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Cern, Switzerland is on the verge of smashing its way into another dimension. Should the project prove the existence of parallel universes – which could happen within the next few days – it has the potential to change the laws of physics, though quantum physics has been prepared for this eventuality for some time.
“Just as many parallel sheets of paper, which are two-dimensional objects [breadth and length] can exist in a third dimension [height], parallel universes can also exist in higher dimensions, said Mir Faizal, one of three lead scientists at the LHC. “We predict that gravity can leak into extra dimensions, and if it does, then miniature black holes can be produced at the LHC.
“Normally, when people think of the multiverse, they think of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, where every possibility is actualised. This cannot be tested and so it is philosophy and not science. This is not what we mean by parallel universes. What we mean is real universes in extra dimensions.”
While the LHC has already had the biggest single influence on physics since Einstein, proving the existence of the Higgs Boson “God” particle, creating a miniature black hole, and even simulating the Big Bang, proving the existence of parallel universe could be the greatest scientific discovery ever made.
“As gravity can flow out of our universe into the extra dimensions, such a model can be tested by the detection of mini black holes at the LHC,” Faizal added. “We have calculated the energy at which we expect to detect these mini black holes in ‘gravity’s rainbow’ [a new scientific theory]. If we do detect mini black holes at this energy, then we will know that both gravity’s rainbow and extra dimensions are correct.”
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