A step closer to the Big Bang? and creating a black hole in the laboratory

1 Oct 2010

At www.physorg.com/print204957530.html an analysis of what has been happening at the Large Hadron Collider in the last couple of months has been submitted to the Journal of High Energy Physics for publication. Physicists have observed a new phenomenon.

At www.physorg.com/print205063271.html we are informed astro-physics is all about distant objects in space that are difficult to explain. Scientists are now trying to look at them from a close-up angle by creating the same thing on a small scale in the laboratory - or what they think is happening in the far depths of the universe. They claim to have created a miniature environment that mimics the conditions of a black hole, an absolutely fascinating piece of deft experimentation. Black holes are thought to be the remnants of celestial objects such as stars and galaxies that have collapsed under the strength of their own gravity. Inside Science News claims physicists may have observed Hawkings radiation for the first time and the research is due to appear later this year in Physical Review Letters.