You Say Large Hadron Collider, I Say Sizeable Particle Crasher

By Andrew Moseman | September 12, 2008 5:09 pm

LHC“The Ultra-Mega-Huge Proton Destroyer.”

“Yet Another Physics Experiment That Won’t Bring About the Apocalypse.”

“Old Smashy.”

Ah, forget it. I can’t think up a new name for the Large Hadron Collider, but maybe you can.

Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry, perhaps jaded that their experiment didn’t involve billion-dollar holes in the ground, have decided to get in on the fun of the LHC. They want people to submit suggestions for a new name, because let’s face it: While accurate enough, “Large Hadron Collider” as a name doesn’t exactly stir the emotions.

To send in your suggestion for a moniker that better captures the LHC’s potential to unveil secrets of the universe, go here. Good luck—the contest ends Wednesday.

Image: flickr/μμ

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