T.S. spotted this one, and if you like me have suspected there is something more going on at CERN than just to discover more particles in the particle pantheon of quantum mechanics, then this is the article for you:
Now, I point out this article because it's very interesting to track the collider's public announcements over time, because I don't know about you, but to me they appear to shift slightly each time certain subjects come up. From the outset, in looking at the design of the overall design of the collider, I suspected it was about more than particle physics and that it was about torsion and hyper-dimensionality and magnetic resonances and all sorts of other stuff too. Particles were, well, sort of a cover story. People emailed me - including an individual claiming to have worked on several accelerators including the large hadron collider- telling me I was nuts. I may well be nuts, but I'm sticking to my nuttiness. I had the impression that its design made it as much about torsion, hyper-dimensionality, magnetic resonance, piezo-electrics and a whole lot of other stuff including, even, social engineering. I wasn't alone in my nuttiness (though I was not and am not one of those proposing that the collider was part of some Saturnalian plot to open portals to Saturn and let demons come tumbling through). Others were afraid it would create mini-black holes that would eventually gobble up the Earth (and everything else), and initiated lawsuits to prevent it from being turned on. To their surprise, that's when they found out no courts had any jurisdiction to hear the cases, since CERN and its toy were sovereign entities. That was a big "hhhmmmm...."
Then they fed the squirrels in the fly-wheels at CERN and turned it on; the squirrels ran, belts and gears turned turned and the great machine clanked and huffed and puffed, little packets of information called protons whirled, and... boom. A "coolant accident" to the coolants on the massive magnets forced the whole thing to be shut down while repairs were made. Repairs done, the squirrels were fed their nuts, the flywheels turned, belts whirred, protons whirled, and voila, they discovered the Higgs boson. It was at that point we heard the first glimmers that, oh yea, they might also be looking for evidence "hyper-dimensions" too.
Now we get this little nugget on what that evidence might be:
If successful a very new universe is going to be exposed – modifying completely not only the physics books but the philosophy books too.
It is even probable that gravity from our own universe may “transfer” into this parallel universe, researchers at the LHC say. The experiment is assured to accentuate alarmist critics of the LHC, many of whom initially warned the high energy particle collider would start the top of our universe with the making a part of its own. But up to now Geneva stays intact and securely outside the event horizon.
No doubt the LHC has been outstandingly successful. First researchers proved the existence of the mysterious Higgs boson “God particle” - a key building block of the cosmos - and it's seemingly well on the thanks to revealing ‘dark matter’ - a previously untraceable theoretical prospect that's now believed to form up the foremost of matter within the universe. But next week’s experimentation is reflected to be a game-changer. Mir Faizal, one in every of the three-strong group of physicists behind this experiment, said: “Just as many parallel sheets of paper, which are two-dimensional objects [breadth and length] can exist during a dimension [height], parallel universes can even exist in higher dimensions.”
“We predict that gravity can leak into extra dimensions, and if it does, then miniature black holes are produced at the LHC. Normally, when people consider the multiverse, they think about the many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics, where every possibility is actualized. This can not be tested so it's a philosophy and not science. this is often not what we mean by parallel universes. What we mean is real universes in extra dimensions. “As gravity can effuse of our universe into the additional dimensions, such a model may be tested by the detection of mini black holes at the LHC.” (Emphasis added)
You don't say... so, in the quest to look for hyper-dimensions we're looking for (1) "leaking gravity" which is "leaking" into (2) some sort of parallel universe, but, thank goodness, it's not all that wacky "multiverse theory", which we're now being told is "philosophy" not "science," in spite of the fact that many physicists not only originated the theory, but subscribe to it. And all of this is going to be conclusively decided by CERN's WMD (Wonderful Machine of Determination).
Uh huh... uhm... pardon me for asking guys, but I seem to recall a certain famous physicist who connected gravity and time, and who, in making that connection, set up the whole implication of a multiverse? And I seem to recall other famous physicists taking about uncertainty and observer effects and arcane things like that, who also made their own contribution?...
So hang on folks, because I suspect the story will change again...