Issue 20 – The biggest gamble in physics

Apr-May 2008

Physicists around the world are placing bets around the biggest, costliest and most capricious roulette wheel ever conceived. From the Higgs boson to supersymmetry, the chips are piled high, and figuring which will be the winner is occupying everyone's mind. In this issue of Cosmos Magazine, we ask the question: Will the most expensive scientific experiment ever - the Large Hadron Collider - pay off?