Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Influence from Future in Large Hadron Collider

For those that can no longer access the NYtimes article. Here is a link to the arxiv article:

Search for Effect of Influence from Future in Large Hadron Collider

We propose an experiment which consists of drawing a card and using it to decide restrictions on the running of Large Hadron Collider (LHC for short) at CERN, such as luminosity, and beam energy. There may potentially occur total shut down. The purpose of such an experiment is to search for influence from the future, that is, backward causation. Since LHC will produce particles of a mathematically new type of fundamental scalars, i.e., the Higgs particles, there is potentially a chance to find unseen effects, such as on influence going from future to past, which we suggest in the present paper.


Kea said...

This has to be a joke. Craziness is all very well, but this is just plain too stupid to be real. And getting it published says a lot about the state of the community.

kneemo said...

...or to the inherent air of mystery still surrounding any discussion of the LHC. ;)

If anything, it's a great premise for a new Hollywood mind-bender.