The Future Circular Collider - a waste of money?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Asbo Zaprudder, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    That's called Coast-to-Coast AM
  2. WarpFactorZ

    WarpFactorZ Commodore Commodore

    Feb 10, 2013
    Configuring the Ontarian Manifold
    Don't listen to the likes of Sabine Hossenfelder! We should never stop looking for new Physics, $$$ be damned. It will not make particle physics look bad. That's just silly. Sure, the FCC will be costly, but compare this to the cost of LIGO over the years, or the Event Horizon Telescope, or even the Apollo Program! Yes, ultra-high energy cosmic rays provide a window into the PeV range, and there's nothing stopping us from looking there too.

    The FCC will happen, in some form or another, in some country or another. If I was a betting persona, I'd say China will build their supercollider first (they have the PR backing of Nima Arkani-Hamed, after all).
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  3. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 26, 2002
    Houston, we have a problem...
    I haven't weighed in on this one yet...

    Science, for science's sake is always worth the effort. Even if nothing groundbreaking comes of it - the effort usually answers some old questions - and brings forth new ones to pursue.
  4. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 27, 2001
    I guess that even if it fails all the experience in building the various kinds of equipment, mechanical, elecronical, powersuply, magnetical etc etc ect would already be worth its weight in gold.

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

    Nov 26, 2008
    Sabine Hossenfelder is not suggesting that "we" should "stop looking for new physics" though
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