There has always been a lot of controversies surrounding paranormal entities and activities for centuries. The earliest account of a ghost was in the first century A.D where Pliny reported being haunted by the ghost of a long-bearded old man who had rattling chains in his home in Athens.
In other related recent news, 4 out of 10 Americans believe in ghosts (aka Specter) but could this belief in the paranormal be a figment of our imagination? According to a research study conducted by Brian Cox, an acclaimed physicist, and science communicator, there is no evidence to prove the existence of ghosts.
In a recent broadcast of “The Infinite Monkey Cage” –a subsidiary of BBC Radio Four, Cox publicly confirmed that the CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) had disproved the existence of any paranormal entities. This was the conclusion that he arrived at after working with the LHC—Large Hadron Collider.
The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s largest particle accelerator ever built by man and stretches a dizzying 27 kilometers. It has built in superconducting magnets and an accelerating framework that was specially built to supercharge the energy of particles which scientist hope to investigate.
Inside the particle accelerator, two high-energy beams from opposite directions traveling at speeds close to the speed of light are forced to collide. Think of it like two apples thrown at each other and at the time of collision they form a watermelon which instantly decays to become raisins. The job of the detectors is to collect the raisins, and the physicists restore the raisins back into the watermelon form.—Jeremy Jones.
The LHC is located on the France-Switzerland border and requires more than 10,000 scientists from more than 100 different countries to get it up and to run. The research conducted involves testing the different properties of elementary particles. As of now, physicists have reevaluated our knowledge of the big bang, discovered hints of novel particles and learned more about particle decay.
From the research evidence, Cox believes that he can disprove the existence of ghosts. Cox’s claim is largely dependent on the ability of the LHC to detect the smallest surge of energy present in particle collisions. This ability would make detecting the smallest energy signatures from paranormal entities very easy.
However, no such evidence to prove the existence of the paranormal has been found. Cox added that assuming some pattern which ferries information on our living human cells prevails then we need to specify the transport channel and its interaction with a particle of matter that constitutes our bodies.
Simply put, we must devise an addition to the Standard Model of Particle Physics that has evaded detection at the LHC. Which makes it nearly impossible considering the energy levels akin to the particle interactions within our bodies