If you didn’t already know, the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, is home to the Large Hadron Collider which has been used to for some pretty sweet scientific tests. What does it do? In simple terms, it is an atom smashing machine that can allow scientists to (hopefully) make sense of how we got here. Coming soon – some truly mind bending experiments will be conducted.
Scientists are extremely optimistic with a new test that they will be kicking off in only a few short days. One of the of physicists Mir Faizal, said, “Just as many parallel sheets of paper, which are two dimensional objects [breadth and length] can exist in a third dimension [height], parallel universes can also exist in higher dimensions.
“We predict that gravity can leak into extra dimensions, and if it does, then miniature black holes can be produced at the LHC. Normally, when people think of the multiverse, they think of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, where every possibility is actualized. This cannot be tested and so it is philosophy and not science. This is not what we mean by parallel universes. What we mean is real universes in extra dimensions.”
He continues, “As gravity can flow out of our universe into the extra dimensions, such a model can be tested by the detection of mini black holes at the LHC. We have calculated the energy at which we expect to detect these mini black holes in ‘gravity’s rainbow’ [a new scientific theory]. If we do detect mini black holes at this energy, then we will know that both gravity’s rainbow and extra dimensions are correct.”
What is interesting about this, is that when the experiment starts, the Large Hadron Collider will begin testing for black holes. The LHC will produce what is known as “tera electron volts,” otherwise called “TeV’s.” A TeV is 1,000,000,000,000, or one trillion electron Volts. Currently it has, measured 5.3 TeV’s but scientists predict that they need to search in the range of 9 to 12 TeV’s which is what they intend to do.
Some say that even the idea that a machine like this even exists is very scary, and seems like something out of a Sci-Fi movie and that it may be too “god-like.” Many have warned about this use of the LHC saying it can only cause negative or unwanted results.
Stay tuned to see how this test all turns out.