Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Google Honors LHC

One of the reasons I like Google is the sense I get that it has a certain respect for science. It's good to know technologists never forget their roots. Today, around 3:3oAM Eastern the LHC was go for proton injection. The protons didn't collide, they simply spun around in one direction as part of tests and the like before they start collecting data. I wonder if the Google logo getting pulled into the proton stream is a little reference to the people who say it will create a black hole.

Oh, and no, the LHC will not destroy the earth. Here is a website you can check to make sure it hasn't happened, and here's a website explaining why it won't happen. No need to worry about opening a gateway to hell. So here's to the LHC: May the data be good and error bars small.

1 comment:

  1. Haha, yeah, I think that is a reference to the 'possible' synthetic black holes.

    Great logo.


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