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Physicist Warns Colleagues about the Myopia of Building Another Large Hadron Collider

By: William Brown, Biophysicist at the Resonance Science Foundation
"Supersymmetry is not a tight and efficient theory, welded together to explain observations. It’s a convoluted mess of mathematical models that could potentially explain anything, or nothing at all." – Tom Hartsfield, PhD physicist and Big Think Contributor

In a new essay for Big Think PhD physicist Tom Hartsfield urges his colleagues not to build another Large Hadron Collider—a next-generation LHC++ —and delineates a number of reasons why it could end up being a colossal waste of money and yield little to no new discoveries to advance physics and our understanding of the fundamentals of Nature.

Tom Hartsfield lists a few critical reasons why it is a bad idea to build another LHC:

  • A next-generation LHC++ could cost $100 billion. 
  • The hypothetical machine could not truly test string theory. What it could discover is entirely speculative. 
  • Pursuing scientific...
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