what does humanity really hope to learn from the Hadron Collider?


What are the big picture implications and possibilities from this massive investment that the world has made?

In: Physics

The hope is to learn more about some of the most fundamental particles in the universe. It’s incredibly difficult to study them, the Hadron Collider provides a tool to do just that. Just like learning how to manipulate atoms revolutionized many areas of science, it could be that learning how to manipulate these subatomic particles could one day lead to their own discoveries.

It helps us understand the fundamental forces shaking the world. Just take a look at what we managed once we figured out electricity. I have no clue what we could do is we understood how to manipulate the strong force just as easily.