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3.4 The LHC and the Higgs

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    • The Large Hadron Collider is one of the biggest scientific undertakings in all of history. It is estimated to have cost somewhere around 13.25 billion dollars (USD), including operating costs of about 1B USD/year since it became operational in 2008. Do you think that’s money well-spent? Why?

    • of course. we discovered the higgs boson with that. which is a staggering breakthrough in particle physics and quantum mechanics.

    • Absolutely – peanuts when compared to some of the military budgets around the world.

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