Could CERN's LHC Produce Gravitons?
One of the greatest physics insights ever was by Einstein.. that (locally) a gravitational field cannot be distinguished from acceleration.
If gravity and acceleration cannot be distinguished by any experiment then we must conclude that (locally) they are the same thing.
Now consider the protons in the CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider).
When they collide head-on the acceleration must be staggering. Translation.. the local gravitational field must be ultra intense.
What does an ultra intense gravitational field do? Does it produce gravitons? So the LHC might discover the hypothetical graviton. That would be amazing.
Perhaps this is a step towards Quantum Gravity.
Content written and posted by Ken Abbott email@example.com