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Particle colliders seem like an ideal example of esoteric, purely curiosity-driven science. But we’ve actually been enjoying the fruits of their discoveries for decades now.
It would be amazing for the LHC to find the Higgs boson. It would be even more interesting if it doesn't.
Protons might be a little smaller than we thought, and that means we may need to rewrite a lot of the rules we thought we understood about the quantum world.
The heavier your atoms are, they faster they decay. But why? There's a reason why the more protons you add to a nucleus, the harder it is to keep the atom together.
Quantum physics are weird, but they're probably not fill-the-universe-with-galaxy-group-sized-subatomic-particles weird...