Monday, March 23, 2015

"Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days" (time to dust off the 'end of the universe' puts?)

In comparison I don't feel I've gotten a lot done today.
From the Daily Express, Mar. 20:
SCIENTISTS conducting a mindbending experiment at the Large Hadron Collider next week hope to connect with a PARALLEL UNIVERSE outside of our own.

The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its highest energy levels ever in a bid to detect - or even create - miniature black holes.
If successful a completely new universe will be revealed – rewriting not only the physics books but the philosophy books too.

It is even possible that gravity from our own universe may ‘leak’ into this parallel universe, scientists at the LHC say.

The experiment is sure to inflame alarmist critics of the LHC, many of whom initially warned the high energy particle collider would spell the end of our universe with the creation a black hole of its own.

But so far Geneva remains intact and comfortably outside the event horizon....MORE
As to those puts, they were recounted in 2011's What if There is No God Particle? (End of the World Puts Trade Sideways).
And originally in 2008's "How many Nobel Laureates Does it Take to Make Change...And: End of the Universe Puts":
...If you've followed this story:
Large Hadron Collider Sparks 'Doomsday' Lawsuit
Large Hadron Collider Won't Destroy Earth. Of Course Not

The markets responded;
From Long or Short Capital:

July 2008 LHC End of the Universe Puts
...That is why Long or Short is now offering LHC End of the Universe Puts. It’s a simple put option wherein the buyer retains the right to sell the Universe at a strike price of “Existing”. Based on our Black-Holes model used to value all “end of the world” options, the July 2008 vintage options are currently priced at $20....
Followed by "Large Hadron Collider Starts Up, Earth Suvives, End of the World Puts Plummet"

Also mentioned when someone dropped some bread in the machine:
Baguette Breaks Large Hadron Collider (End of the Universe Puts Trade Down)