Graviton Lance

Think of space-time as a tapestry on a loom. This weapon is the needle.

Definition/Summary:

Graviton

Physics

  • Hypothetical elementary particle that mediates the force of gravitation in the framework of quantum field theory
  • If it exists, the graviton is expected to be massless (because the gravitational force appears to have unlimited range)
  • The Graviton has yet to be detected and is a part of supersymmetry research
  • It is believed this particle is responsible for regulating and holding gravity in place

Collider research

  • Collider in which superconducting magnets are used to accelerate particles to energies of millions of megavolts

  • They travel on tracks underground some such as the LHC (large hadron collider) as large as 17 miles in a loop
  • Once particles reach a high speed they are the slammed into another particle
  • The LHC hurls beams of protons and ions at a velocity approaching the speed of light
  • This will cause the beams to collide with each other, and then record they resulting events caused by the collision
  • Scientists hope that these events will tell us more about how the universe began and what it’s made of

Expanded info:

Flavor text

  • Refers to spacetime and the Void as the fabric of space
  • Gravitational force, deals with the fabric of the Void aka “dark matter” and is bound by the curvature of spacetime. The Void/Vacuum aka the space between stars is full of particles that are simultaneously created and annihilated
  • The fabric of space is defined as a four-dimensional coordinate system containing three spatial dimensions and one time dimension
  • Similar to waves or ripples in a pond where all planets, stars and celestial bodies float
  • The behavior of this four-dimensional spacetime represents the physical basis for the force of gravity in modern physics, as articulated in Einstein’s theory of relativity

Add/Misc:

Looming a Tapestry

  • A loom is a device used to weave cloth and tapestry
  • The basic purpose of any simple weaving machine requires two operators, the weaver and an assistant called a “drawboy” to manage the thread and pattern

*Lore tab “Tunnel in Chicago” may be a reference to

  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), located just outside Batavia, Illinois, near Chicago, is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics

Fermilab’s Tevatron

  • Landmark particle accelerator; at 3.9 miles (6.3 km) in circumference underground, it was the world’s fourth-largest particle accelerator, after CERN’s Large Hadron Collider