MANY TikTok accounts have shared doomsday theories about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, sparking fear on the platform.
Conspiracy theories about the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are rife on TikTok and have garnered millions of views.
On July 4, 2012, scientists used the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to study a spin-zero particle known as the Higgs boson.
Ten years later, the Geneva physics institution announced that it would put the LHC back into operation.
But now conspiracy theorists believe the LHC will open a “portal” to another dimension after experiments resumed on July 3.
A TikTok user claimed that scientists are trying to “reverse engineer the Big Bang.”
“There is a possibility that this could create a black hole, an alternate universe, or a portal,” the TikToker said.
This video received more than 400,000 likes and almost 20,000 comments.
“I don’t know man I’m really worried,” one user commented under the popular scroll.
A second TikToker made a similar claim in a separate video that has garnered more than 250,000 likes.
“That [scientists] open a portal to another dimension where the other universes are,” she said.
“They know that, they’re just trying to hide it from you.”
In response to the video, a terrified user said, “Jesus Christ protect us all.”
Meanwhile, other TikTok creators have been demystifying CERN and the LHC’s purpose for others through “debunking” videos.
User @New_Age_Mythbuster posted a scroll releasing facts from the CERN website to allay people’s fears.
CERN itself has published information on its website emphasizing the safety of the accelerator.
The scientists explain: “Although powerful for an accelerator, the energy achieved in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is modest by nature’s standards.
“Cosmic rays – particles produced by events in space – collide with particles in Earth’s atmosphere at much higher energies than those of the LHC.
“These cosmic rays have been bombarding the Earth’s atmosphere and other astronomical bodies since those bodies came into being, with no harmful consequences.
“These planets and stars have remained intact for billions of years despite these higher-energy collisions.”
What is the LHC?
CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world.
It is located 300 feet below the Swiff-France border in a giant tunnel.
First launched on September 10, 2008, the LHC remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex.
What does CERN use the LHC for?
CERN studies high-energy physics and uses the LHC to advance its research.
LHC essentially uses electromagnetic fields to make particles move extremely fast.
CERN has conducted a series of experiments that began on July 3, 2022.
On July 5, three new “exotic particles” were discovered in the experimental collisions at the LHC, according to Fox News.
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