By Pastor Jonathan S. Ferriol
“Eureka!” “Eureka!” shouted Archimedes as he jumped out of his bathtub. Last March 14 was like a “eureka” moment for the scientific community around the world. Scientists, about 10,000 of them from 20 countries working at “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire” or CERN for short, in Geneva, Switzerland announced that they finally discovered the particle that is responsible for the formation of matter in the universe. Nicknamed the “God particle,” this sub-atomic particle (which means that it is smaller than atom), scientists, claim will ultimately lead us to understand why the universe is like what it is today.
The discovery of this mass-giving particle, theorized first in 1964, was actually carried out in a machine called “Large Hadron Collider” buried more than 500 feet beneath the French-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland. Costing $10 billion and with a circumference of 17 miles, this huge “particle accelerator” is designed, scientists tout, to recreate the “conditions a millionth of a millionth of a second after the Big Bang.”