So first there was this
- a group of scientists thinking that the LHC was shut down last year because its discovery in the future would cause waves in times to "ripple" back to stop its discovery in the present. That was a year ago - this year apparently the Higgs boson is using birds as its minions!
"Sometime on Nov. 3, the supercooled magnets in sector 81 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), outside Geneva, began to dangerously overheat. Scientists rushed to diagnose the problem, since the particle accelerator has to maintain a temperature colder than deep space in order to work. The culprit? "A bit of baguette," says Mike Lamont of the control center of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which built and maintains the LHC. Apparently, a passing bird may have dropped the chunk of bread on an electrical substation above the accelerator, causing a power cut. The baguette was removed, power to the cryogenic system was restored and within a few days the magnets returned to their supercool temperatures.
While most scientists would write off the event as a freak accident, two esteemed physicists have formulated a theory that suggests an alternative explanation: perhaps a time-traveling bird was sent from the future to sabotage the experiment. Bech Nielsen of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, have published several papers over the past year arguing that the CERN experiment may be the latest in a series of physics research projects whose purposes are so unacceptable to the universe that they are doomed to fail, subverted by the future.
The LHC, a 17-mile underground ring designed to smash atoms together at high energies, was created in part to find proof of a hypothetical subatomic particle called the Higgs boson. According to current theory, the Higgs is responsible for imparting mass to all things in the universe. But ever since the British physicist Peter Higgs first postulated the existence of the particle in 1964, attempts to capture the particle have failed, and often for unexpected, seemingly inexplicable reasons.
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This seems completely ridiculous to me, but apparently the math somehow works out in there or these notable scientists wouldn't be saying it.
I think maybe in reality, the Higgs boson is sending waves through time to mess with these scientists heads.
Honestly I don't know what to think of all of this. As the article states, many "absurd" things in physics were first derived this way and later shown to be true. This is really teetering on the edge of believability for me though. I feel like the fact that I'm in graduate school for physics should make me pick a side on this, but I'm really on the fence. It's driving me nuts!