Discover the smallest thing in the universe

IMG_3619Last week, I could facilitate a brainstorming session in Geneva. It was a lot of fun and I had booked an extra night to make sure that I had a little bit time to explore the city.


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I didn’t went into the city centre this time but visited CERN. Quite a nice experience and interesting stuff what they are doing there. And because I’ve also included a story about CERN in my book ‘Less is Beautiful’, I thought it was a good opportunity to share that story on my blog.

If this book would be focused on physics, then the title might have been something like: ‘Less is Everything’. It’s amazing that almost everything in the universe consists of atoms. Scientists will probably correct me and say that atoms are made up of neutrons, protons and electrons. And the first two are made up of quarks, hence atoms aren’t the smallest thing in the universe. And we’ve only just begun to explore these very very very small parts in the last decades and many things in the universe remain a mystery to us.

CERN_outsideThe Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is one of the largest and most complex experimental facilities ever built. This research facility will allow mankind to explore the smallest elements ever discovered in the universe. The LHC was built by CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries. It is located in a tunnel (27 kilometres in circumference) as deep as 175 metres beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland. Physicists hope that the LHC will help answer some of the fundamental questions that remain unanswered in physics. In brief, these concern the basic laws governing the interactions and forces among the elementary objects, the deep struc- ture of space and time, and in particular the interrelation between quantum mechanics and general relativity. A field of science where current theories and knowledge are unclear or break down altogether.

And if you think that you’re too small to have an impact, try sleeping with a mosquito.

SMALL things can have a big impact. what small action are you going to do today?

Other stories from my book:

The new normal
From switchtasking to monotasking
Do the aunt Bertha test


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