Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What the Collider Might Discover - TIME

What the Collider Might Discover - TIME: "But according to Tejinder Virdee, a particle physicist from Imperial College London, the best-case scenario will be if the machine uncovers something completely unexpected. 'Nature can surprise us... we have to be ready to detect anything it throws at us,' he said. 'You can make conjectures, but unless you verify the conjectures, they are metaphysics. That's why many of us haven't minded spending our entire working lives building this experiment.' Searching for truth and beauty, in other words, is good work if you can get it."

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