Holger Bech Nielsen - CERN, Quantum Theory, String Theory, Time Travel, Higgs Boson & "god"
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January 28, 2010
Physicist Holger Bech Nielsen is one of the founders of the string theory. He joins us from the Neils Bohr Institute in Copenhagen to discuss his theories about CERN, the world's biggest and most expensive physics experiment. We talk about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the model that they are developing at the Neils Bohr Institute and the search for the mysterious Higgs boson particle, also known as the "god" particle. Why hasn't the LHC been working properly? We discuss Holger's claim that he made in an interview with the New York Times that the Large Hadron Collider is being "Sabotaged from the Future". Then, we talk about "god", time, history and the future. Topics Discussed: collision, the standard model, Higgs particle, Superstring Theory, technicolor, 9 space dimensions in string theory, Kaluza-Klein particles, quantum, Einstein, Heisenberg, Newton, big bang, "God", imaginary part of the action, superconducting super collider (SSC), bird dropping bread in the LHC and more. We continue talking about the mystery of "god", the search for the Higgs boson particle, gluons, quarks, protons and hadrons with physicist Holger Bech Neilsen in our second hour for Red Ice Members. We continue to talk about the ATLAS detector, the development of string theory, the mystery of quantum mechanics and the wave function collapse. We also talk about time travel. Is the future written in stone? How does free will play into this? Then, Holger talks about random dynamics and their model. We conclude talking about cosmic rays and the Milky Way black hole as a colossal particle accelerator. Topics Discussed: gluons, quarks, protons, partons, ATLAS detector, trigger system, gravity, renormalizable model, String Theory, hadrons, quantum theory, wave function collapse, time travel, space time, the future, free will, random dynamics, cosmic rays, Milky Way black hole may be a colossal particle accelerator, the actions of "God" and more.