A physicist working at the CERN (the European Organization for nuclear research) has been sucked into a mini black hole created by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located a few kilometres from Geneva in Switzerland, astride the Franco-Swiss border.
The French scientific information website ScienceInfo.fr recently reported a strange case of the unexplained disappearance of a CERN physicist carrying out maintenance work on the beam tubes guiding high-energy particles in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
After a thorough investigation carried out by the State’s highest atomic safety authorities, forensic investigators have just reached their conclusion: in all likelihood, the physicist was drawn into a quantum black hole, also known as a mini black hole, initiated during the accelerator’s operation in a very specific mode.
As we already explained in a previous article, clouds of stray electrons may remain trapped on the walls of the Large Hadron Collider in which beams of particles circulate at a speed close to the speed of light.
To dissipate and drive out the residual electron cloud, the accelerator has to be brought to the limit of its maximum permissible capacity to stealthily circulate very high-energy flows of particles. A mini black hole was probably created during this rather unusual mode of operation of the Large Hadron Collider, literally snapping up the physicist located near the fleetingly-created space/time vortex.
All this is very bad news for the CERN whose image as the world’s largest and most prestigious scientific laboratory is likely to be tarnished. The media coverage of this news has caused great concern among the population as what once fell within the realm of collective fantasy now seems to have become an unfortunately reality.
Rumours are already circulating on the Internet with the CERN being referred to as a “black hole factory” and suggesting that the Earth could soon be engulfed by even larger black holes which would project us into parallel universes or cause the imminent opening of the gates of Hell. A possibility which had also reluctantly been raised by Stephen Hawking in an interview with the press.
Collective hysteria is what the scientific organisation feared more than anything else and it is now worried that its highly complex experiments, designed solely for the purpose of studying the basic constituents of matter in an attempt to discover the secret behind the physical laws that govern the Universe, may now be stopped unconditionally.
Pending the decision of the nuclear supervisory authorities, CERN physicists are doing their best to try to remain in contact with the unfortunate traveller. And, indeed, all does not seem lost. Each day, scientists initiate new mini black holes in an attempt to keep in touch with the physicist. Small boxes containing food, water and a flash light are regularly thrown into each fleeting mini black hole similar to the one which swept away the unfortunate missing person.