Particle Accelerator


Joined September 2008

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*In Switzerland they’ve built this thing
It has no gears and has no springs
And when you wind it up it flings
Protons together in it’s rings

Accelerated near light speed
Protons collide to fulfill deed
What scientists have all agreed
Will be new science, new indeed

The task of all these scientists
To find what may or not exist
Yet prove their theories, they’ll persist
Stand strong against those who’d resist

These protons held by coppers wind
And hopefully keep them confined
When slammed together hope to find
God’s particle to change mankind

But if they’re wrong about their goal
Accomplishment that they extol
Instead of God, they find black hole
Then kiss your ass and bless your soul*

This fractal artwork was inspired while watching a documentary about the history of particle accelerators on PBS. I have also been keeping abreast on the ongoing developments at CERN in Switzerland, where they are about to start up the world’s largest particle accelerator next June. This accelerator is called the ‘Large Hadron Collider’, or just LHC for short, and has taken 20 years and 8 billion dollars to construct. The collider is contained in a circular tunnel with a circumference of 27 kilometres (17 mi) at a depth ranging from 50 to 175 meters underground, so large that it crosses the Swiss and French border twice. This is the most complex device ever designed and built by humankind.

The scientists at CERN will be attempting to find the hypothetical ‘Higgs-Boson’ particle, also nicknamed the ‘God’ particle. The Higgs-Boson particle is theorized to be the force that holds all matter together. They are going to try and do this by slamming two protons into one another, each traveling at almost the speed of light. I sure hope those guys know what they are doing out there in Switzerland, as their are other scientists against the experiment saying it could possibly create a black hole right here on Earth!!
Sounds like a zero error sport to me!

This was created in ChaosPro. The original is 4800 × 6000 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. The gradient was created with the gradient editor that comes bundeled with ChaosPro. This artwork is difficult to see over the internet, so I have included a detail cutaway below to better give a feeling for the artwork. It is of a small section in the lower right corner.

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