China have announced plans to build their own Megacollider version of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that will be twice the size as the facility in Switzerland.
They hope to study the Higgs boson particle which was first discovered at CERN, and more commonly known as the “God-particle”.
China plans on breaking ground on the facility in 2020 with no projected completion date mentioned.
Generally, governments have been pretty cooperative when it comes to sharing physics facilities and we can only hope, if China does build the facility, that China will allow other governments to conduct experiments within its facility.
China’s rapid economic growth and large population put it in a unique position to invest in basic scientific research.
Physics have been an important scientific medium for humanity and it’s exciting to see another facility that may be useful to the community to understand many of the mysteries that the universe holds captive.
News Punch / ABC Flash Point News 2018.