That title is really scary, I outdid myself and now you’ve clicked on this article expecting to read about the end of existence on, which is probably not where you thought that you’d find out about the end of existence. 

So, here’s the deal: yes, noted physicist Stephen “Stevie-Ray” Hawking (Left) did say that, “The Higgs potential has the worrisome feature that it might become metastable at energies above 100bn gigaelectronvolts (GeV). […] This could mean that the universe could undergo catastrophic vacuum decay, with a bubble of the true vacuum expanding at the speed of light. This could happen at any time and we wouldn’t see it coming.”

Here’s everything that we know about bubbles and universes.

Here’s why this is all bullshit:

“A particle accelerator that reaches 100bn GeV would be larger than Earth, and is unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate.” – Stephen Hawking

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Source: CNET

Category: Nerd Culture

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