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May 13, 2011

Laser designed to tear apart the vacuum of space-time

Filed under: Big Bang, Black Holes, Cool, Cosmology, Gadgets, Wierd — bferrari @ 3:33 pm
Laser designed to tear apart the vacuum of space-time (ELI)

Laser designed to tear apart the vacuum of space-time (ELI)

Recently the European Commission approved the construction of three high powered research laser. The primary purpose of these lasers is to search for theoretical particles. They are hoping to build a fourth laser that could potentially “tear apart the vacuum of space-time” to reveal the matter and anti-matter within.

The fourth laser, that will be located at the ELI-Ultra High Field Facility, will combine 10 beams into 200 petawatt pulses that will only last 1.5 x 10^-14 second. This is 100,000 times the power of the world electric grid in a tiny fraction of a second. This fourth laser could produce a new understanding of particle physics, nuclear physics, gravitational physics, nonlinear field theory, ultrahigh-pressure physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

It is still unclear if this will produce anything more than a massive electric bill, but the nearly 40 research and academic institutions involved in the project seem optimistic.

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