The large hadron collider (LHC), currently being built has stirred a lot of controversy and has had numerous setbacks. Yet the goal of this incredibly expensive piece of machinery remains unknown to many. It isn’t easy to explain how research into the fundamental building blocks of our world and universe will immediately influence our lives, but if you watch the following video, you’ll at least get a glimpse of what they are trying to achieve and how exiting this is.
Sadly, the start-up of the LHC had to be postponed to September 2009. But I guess some hick-ups are to be expected with technology this new. In the meantime, there’s a lot of information on the net. Such as the LHC homepage, some incredible panoramas by Peter McCready and a way to contribute idle CPU time to the project.
(yes, there’s a guy in that picture)