Reply To: Maria Zee and Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger

  • bookauthor

    April 8, 2024 at 8:47 pm

    Re: Your Interview with Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger on

    I only thought there was one hadron collider with another being built to replace it. Now, someone said Germany has one more powerful than CERN.

    I asked Google: Is Switzerland building another hadron collider?
    Then I saw the question, how many hadrons are there?
    Answer: a few hundred divided into two groups according to whether their spin is integer or half-integer.

    But wait, it gets better: how many particle colliders exist in the world?

    While some particle accelerators are used for research, most are used for other purposes. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), more than 30,000 accelerators are in use around the world. Sep 6, 2023
    Source: Particle Accelerators and Radiation Research | US EPA.

    As for other hadron colliders …

    Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), CERN, used as a hadron collider 1981–1991.
    Tevatron, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), in operation 1983–2011.
    Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), Brookhaven National Laboratory, in operation since 2000.
    Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN, in operation since 2008.
    Source: hadron collider – Wikipedia
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    So the question for Maria Zee and Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger is: Does it take a CERN hadron collider to open portals or can any of the few hundred or any of the 30,000 particle accelerators do that?