Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Catastrophic Vacuum Decay

Stephen Hawking and other high-energy particle physicists fear that if we produce Higgs bosuns at the wrong energy level then the universe will end with a bubble of the true vacuum expanding at the speed of light. We wouldn't know what hit us.

Of course given the size of the universe, this could already be happening in a galaxy far, far away and it won't reach us for several billion years.

I don't believe Higgs bosun particles actually exist, so I'm not that worried. Of course, I ain't no Stephen Hawking, either.


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