Collider can't cause cosmic calamity.
A new particle accelerator particle accelerator, apparatus used in nuclear physics to produce beams of energetic charged particles and to direct them against various targets. Such machines, popularly called atom smashers, are needed to observe objects as small as the atomic nucleus in studies slated to start smashing gold ions together next month in an effort to recreate matter from the early universe poses no threat of destroying Earth or the cosmos.
So concludes a three-physicist panel that reviewed fears that the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC, pronounced like "rick", IPA: /ˈrɪk/) is a heavy-ion collider located at and operated by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, New York. (RHIC RHIC Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (Brookhaven National Lab)
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RHIC Radiation Hardened Integrated Circuit ) may unleash an insatiable black hole, a universe-altering transition, or strange matter that transforms all it touches (SN: 8/7/99, p. 95).
The "catastrophe scenarios at RHIC are firmly excluded," the panel says in its Sept. 28 report. Brookhaven National Laboratory Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientific research center, at Upton (town of Brookhaven), Long Island, N.Y. It was founded in 1947 by Associated Universities, a management corporation sponsored by nine eastern U.S. universities. in Upton, N.Y., certified RHIC as fully operational on Oct. 4.