Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Probing and learning

That’s what happened today when the Large Hadron Collider at Cern in Switzerland was restarted after a period of refurbishment. I watched the event live and the excitement amongst scientists was akin to that seen when NASA landed its latest rover on Mars.

A new telescope was also launched by NASA recently, enabling a greatly enhanced view of the cosmos, and the restart of the Hadron collider similarly gives us a better view on what happens on the microscopic level in high energy areas of the cosmos.

And as we probe deeper and deeper into the nature of matter, as we perceive it, the complexity of what we see is ever increasing and should leave us with a sense of awe and reverence for what we observe.

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