(OPINION) Doomsday conspiracy theories are abounding as the new July 5 CERN Large Hadron Collider experiment is set to create unprecedented levels of energy. The European Organization for Nuclear Research is celebrating its tenth anniversary by restarting its Large Hadron Collider after it was shut down three years ago.
According to The Sun, The European organization, also known as CERN, operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. CERN’s main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics.
Numerous high-profile experiments have been constructed at the institute through international collaborations, such as the creation of the World Wide Web. CERN is also used to refer to the laboratory, which in 2019 had 2,660 staff members, and hosted about 12,400 users from institutions in more than 70 countries.
CERN is set for a series of events starting on July 3, 2022, with the first celebrations of the ten-year anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson particle. On July 5, 2022, there will be collisions at unprecedented energy levels at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
The LHC, which is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, is at the center of conspiracy theories surrounding CERN. People have shared their superstitions regarding the “portal” that will open after two high-energy particle beams are set to travel at close to the speed of light before they collide.
“Anyways, @CERN is opening a multi-dimensional portal on July, 5 and will be using dark matter! Everything is fine,” someone said on Twitter. “What if CERN really did open a portal to hell or something,” another person tweeted. CERN was in the news after the hit show Stranger Things was released in 2016. Scientists have posited that we can use gravity to test for the possibility that other dimensions exist, and the LHC has been critically looked at for this reason.
“One way of seeing evidence for other dimensions involves gravity – specifically, the theoretical particle associated with the gravity called the graviton,” reported Energy. “One theory suggests that the graviton may move in all dimensions, not just the ones we live in.
“And if we can create gravitons at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, we might be able to see evidence of them leaving our dimensions for other ones. “This theory and the hit TV show were a catalyst for people to feel apprehensive toward July 5th’s events.