China will begin work on the world’s largest super-collider in 2020, state-run media reported Thursday, in an attempt to increase understanding of the Higgs boson, or “god particle”.
The facility, designed to smash subatomic particles together at enormous speed, will reportedly be at least twice the size of the Swiss-based CERN, where the Higgs boson was discovered.
Scientists believe the particle is one of the fundamental building blocks of the universe.
The final concept design for the project is on schedule to be completed by the end of next year, Wang Yifang, director of the Institute of High Energy Physics at the China Academy of Sciences, told the China Daily.
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