The God Particle
It's one of the great unanswered questions of science. What gives matter its mass? By generating conditions present moments after the big bang, scientists hope to locate the elusive 'God Particle'.
"This is going to take us to the next layer of understanding", enthuses Prof Taylor. The Hadron Collider at CERN will shoot beams of energy around a 27 km loop, smashing them into each other at the speed of light. It's all in the hope of detecting the Higgs Boson or 'God' particle, thought to give matter its mass. Scientists will also create mini black holes and search for dark matter.FULL SYNOPSIS