The Sun - Doomsday conspiracy theories are abounding as the new July 5 CERN Large Hadron Collider experiment is set to create unprecedented levels of energy.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research is celebrating its tenth anniversary by restarting its Large Hadron Collider after it was shut down three years ago.
The European organization, also known as CERN, operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.
CERN's main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics.
Numerous high-profile experiments have been constructed at the institute through international collaborations, such as the creation of the World Wide Web.
CERN is also used to refer to the laboratory, which in 2019 had 2,660 staff members, and hosted about 12,400 users from institutions in more than 70 countries.
CERN is set for a series of events starting on July 3, 2022, with the first celebrations of the ten-year anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson particle.
On July 5, 2022, there will be collisions at unprecedented energy levels at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
The LHC, which is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, is at the center of conspiracy theories surrounding CERN.
People have shared their superstitions regarding the "portal" that will open after two high-energy particle beams are set to travel at close to the speed of light before they collide.
Good times right?
Back in June 2020 the geeks at CERN announced to the world that they wanted to ramp this thing up in hopes of finding the "secret to dark matter"...
The Future Circular Collider, which CERN just greenlit, makes the LHC look like a baby. The LHC, which is the largest particle accelerator on the planet right now, has a circumference of 17 miles. That’s huge, but it’s completely dwarfed by the 62-mile circumference of the Future Circular Collider. Oh, and it costs a great deal more, too.
The Large Hadron Collider was a huge investment. It cost nearly $5 billion to build (that’s billion with a “b”), and took the better part of a decade to build. Construction was approved in 1994 but didn’t begin until the early 2000s. The first tests didn’t fire up until 2008, and there were several delays along the way.
The Future Circular Collider, on the other hand, will cost an estimated $23 billion to construct, and as it’s roughly four times as large as the LHC, there’s no telling how long it might take to build, especially when factoring in possible delays and setbacks. There’s a lot standing between CERN and the Future Circular Collider, but there’s one factor that will be more important than anything: money.
The good news is that the particles aren’t going anywhere, and whenever CERN can generate the funds to begin tackling the project in earnest, it could unlock some tantalizing secrets about the nature of physics and the fabric of our reality.
So what the fuck is “dark matter”?
The batch of LHC collisions observed at CERN between 2010-2013 brought proof of the existence of the long-sought Higgs boson particle which, along with its linked energy field, is thought to be vital to the formation of the universe after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.
But plenty remains to be discovered.
Physicists hope the resumption of collisions will help in their quest for so-called “dark matter” that lies beyond the visible universe. Dark matter is thought to be five times more prevalent than ordinary matter but does not absorb, reflect or emit light. Searches have so-far come up empty-handed.
“We are going to increase the number of collisions drastically and therefore the probability of new discoveries also,” said Steerenberg, who added that the collider was due to operate until another shutdown from 2025-2027.
So why they chose July 5, 2022 to turn this thing back on, at speeds never before imagined, is beyond a pea brained dj like me.
Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think you’re crazy if you don’t see the parallels between this happening and El and Vecna battling it out in the season finale of Stranger Things 4 premiering this same week.
And I’m not the only one thinking something fishy is up.
Some are warning that CERN physicists are playing with fire and that they're going to open up a black hole, or a wormhole.
There are lots of Y2K type conspiracies flying around
We've got lots of occult and satanic theories flying around
Some scholars, like our guy Billy Shakespear, would argue that portal was opened long, long ago.
“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”
― William Shakespeare, The Tempest
It doesn't help that they did some wicked bizarre opening ceremony when they opened this thing up back in 2016. I'm not saying this is a satanic ritual but I'm no expert in that shit so I'm not not saying it either.
It also doesn't help that the people running this place are STRAIGHT out of central casting.
They also dropped a Hollywood-style trailer for the reactivation today -
But all of that is neither here nor there, this scientific discussion of matter vs. anti-matter on CBS is who I'm riding with. Not just because he looks smart, but he sounds like he's read a few books, and he name-dropped himself as "the founder of the theory" (no big deal) in this.
Some of the more intriguing theories are that when they first switch this bad boy on a few years ago, it ripped a hole in the space-time continuum (whatever that is). Proponents of this theory claim this is what has caused "glitches in the matrix" and slips in the timeline. Think "Mandela Effect" type instances where you're convinced and would swear under oath something is one way but you end up being slightly off. (For me it's the Berenstein Bears example. It's the Berenstein Bears, not Berenstain Bears and you can never tell me differently).
For the record, I know nothing. And not to be a curmudgeon, but don't think things can get any worse right now so I'm all for flipping this switch. The chip stack is low, the cocktail servers are nowhere to be found, and the morning staff dealers just showed up to relieve the graveyard shift. It's time to go all in.
At the very least maybe Gozar the Gozerian shows up,
finds the key master (my guess is it's Nick Turani),
and we really kick the apocolypse into high gear.
Or you can just listen to the physics experts on Tik Tok who somehow know everything about everything-
p.s. - real talk, for people looking for real information on this collider, here you go -