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How Particle Accelerators Teach Us About The Universe

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Episode 1 of 5 Check us out on iTunes! http://apple.co/1TXDZAI Please Subscribe! http://bit.ly/28iQhYC You’ve more than likely heard of the large hadron collider but what is actually happening inside of it and what can we learn about our universe from colliding particles? + + + + + + + + Previous Series: Where Did Marijuana Come From And How Did It Spread?: http://www.seeker.com/where-did-marijuana-come-from-and-how-did-it-spread-1856221054.html + + + + + + + + Sources: The Large Hadron Collider: http://home.cern/topics/large-hadron-collider “The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up on 10 September 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex." The Supercollider That Never Was: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-supercollider-that-never-was/ “If all had gone according to plan, the gargantuan U.S. high-energy physics project would have already found the Higgs particle, having solidly won the competition with its European competitor." How the Higgs Boson Gives Things Mass: http://www.livescience.com/34045-higgs-particle-mass.html “The infamous Higgs particle has a weighty task: It grants all the other elementary particles their mass. Without it, they — we — would zip around frantically at the speed of light, too foot-loose to form atoms. But how does the Higgs do it?" How Particle Accelerators Work: http://www.energy.gov/articles/how-particle-accelerators-work “On a basic level, particle accelerators produce a beam of charged particles that can be used for a variety of research purposes." What’s A Hadron?: https://profmattstrassler.com/articles-and-posts/largehadroncolliderfaq/whats-a-hadron-as-in-large-hadron-collider/ “The Large Hadron Collider is a wonderful and exciting machine. But first things first — what’s a hadron??!! A hadron is any particle that is made from quarks, anti-quarks and gluons." Linear Accelerator 2: http://home.cern/about/accelerators/linear-accelerator-2 “Linear accelerator 2 (Linac 2) is the starting point for the protons used in experiments at CERN. Linear accelerators use radiofrequency cavities to charge cylindrical conductors." Why Hydrogen Have Only One Atomic Number?: http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=3682 “That is an interesting question. The atomic number of an atom is the number of protons that atom has. Almost every atom is made of three different things: protons, neutrons, and electrons." + + + + + + + + DNews Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory and Mars exploration. DNews Plus is also offered as an audio podcast on iTunes. + + + + + + + + Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/discoverynews DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/DNews + + + + + + + +