God is not going to destroy 'Big Bang Machine', says physicist

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Jerusalem, October 29 (ANI): A scientist has dismissed claims by theoretical physicists that the mysterious Higgs Boson particle, which is popularly known as the "God particle", will "ripple backward through time" and halt the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest particle accelerator, before it is restarted in November.

According to a report in the Jerusalem Post, the scientist in question is Professor Barak Kol, a leading theoretical physicist at the Hebrew University's Rakah Institute for Physics.

Kol dismissed the recently published theories of theoretical physicists Holger Nielsen of Denmark and Masao Ninomiya of Japan that the findings from the LHC could be so "abhorrent to Nature" that these forces are coming back to stop their own creation.

The pair have focused on the mysterious Higgs Boson particle and raw material of the universe that the collider teams want to discover.

According to their hypothesis, the particle will "ripple backward through time" and halt the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.

Nielsen has even said that their theories could supply a "model for God" who "rather hates Higgs particles and attempts to avoid them."

But Kol doesn't believe Nature or God is working against the project's success.

"There are counterintuitive things that are true, but this is not one of them. The project is so complex that things almost have to go wrong," he said.

"When the Titanic sank, no one decided God or Nature was against it and that no more transatlantic ships should be built," he explained.

After more than a year's delay, the LHC is due to be restarted in November.

A severe leak of liquid helium from a magnet that caused a crack in the huge facility's tunnel and was a major setback has been repaired.

The project, on which 10,000 scientists have spent the last 16 years, aims at bashing together at mind-boggling speeds the tiny particles that make up the universe, so scientists can observe the extreme energies, mini-black holes and other phenomena that occurred during the first millionths of a second after the Big Bang, the mother of all explosions, in which all we know was created.

All of the thousands of participants in the project ultimately hope that the findings will help explain the foundations of particle physics, what gives mass to the electron and the basic forces and building blocks of nature. (ANI)

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