On 10/09/2008 an "Atom-Smasher" experiment started underground along the Swiss-French border to recreate the Big Bang. It is thought that it can unveil the puzzle & the eternal question, "How we all came into being?" As per one theory, only 4-5% of the universe's content is matter and 25% of it is invisible dark matter. As high as 75% of the universe consists of dark energy about which very little is known. The atom-smasher experiment could help scientists solve some of the above said unsolved queries. This European underground experiment is trying to recreate conditions that existed immediately after the Big Bang.
"God particle": Dubbed the "God particle" by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman, the "Higgs boson" is a controversial theoretical particle believed to bestow mass on all other particles. Higgs boson, or "God particle" is understood theoretically to be the basis of all matter as well anti-matter and dark matter. It is only a theoretical particle not yet observed.
"All world scientists hope to unlock the secrets about the atom, the universe and its origin with collisions of highly charged photons in the "Large Hadron Collider", located 150 meters underneath near Geneva, Switzerland. The Large Hadron Collidor is an experiment which will continue over the next 15 years, to replicate a miniature “Big Bang” that created the Universe.
Neutrons and protons are the best known particles. Scientists hope to discover new particles—Higgs-Bosons, also termed ‘God Particles’ , which they theorize are responsible for mass of atoms. The particles are named after Kolkata-born Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974 ) and UK-born Peter Higgs, both eminent physicists. The LHC is the largest and the most costliest experiment in the world ever at over $9 billion.
In one controversy 'God particle' theorist Peter Higgs has attacked his Nobel prize rival Stephen Hawking, describing his work as "not good enough". Professor Hawking once placed a $100 bet that the 'God particle' does not exist. However, Scientists believe the 'God particle' is crucial to understanding the origin of mass. Shortly after the big bang, it is thought many particles weighed nothing, but became heavy later on.MY VIEWS:
As per me, all the above said is only in the realm of theories of particle physics & till date there is no evidence of 'God particle' or "Higgs boson". Now I shall try to present my perspective whose basis is in the realm of philosophy. For me Great Indian book "Bhagwat Gita" is the greatest of philosophical book which answers all your queries from how this universe was created or how one should lead one's life or what is the truth of life & death. "Bhagwat Gita" answers all your queries. Now here I shall try to explain the truth about "God Particle" & "Big Bang".
As per "Bhagwat Gita" God has created this universe out of "Zero" or nothing. Sometimes God himself is also called "Zero" as Vedas tell us that "In the beginning was "Zero" or nothing & out of nothing or un-manifest aspect of God, came everything." Before the universe came into being, God in His "Zero" or un-manifest aspect was there & then He willed to create this universe. That "Zero" substance to which our Vedas call "God" is the source of Consciousness as well as Un-Conscious matter. He is also the source of Mind & Intellect. From this Zero aspect of God, on His will, He created two energies, one was called lower energy & other was called higher energy.
It is to be understood that it is only due to the WILL of GOD that whole creation takes place out of "ZERO". God in His un-manifest aspect just willed & hence the energies required to form this universe sprang out of "Zero" or "Nothing" or "God". Now it is these energies that are the focus of particle physics scientists. These scientists need to know that "God cannot be distilled in test tubes in laboratories" nor "God can come out of 'Atom-Smasher' experiment that has been started underground along the Swiss-French border to recreate the Big Bang. Pl. note that "Big Bang" started with the Will of God & also guided by His Super Intelligence. By just God's willing, Material Energy came into being which in turn created this vast infinite Space & later on out of Space came out the Air, Fire, Water & Earth. Unless until we consider & have faith in God with all His powers & His super Intelligence, we cannot appreciate the reality & truth about Big Bang.
As per "Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven verse 4,5,6" :
"Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego—all together these eight constitute God's lower (insentient) nature or energy. Other than this there is another, superior or higher energy of God by which whole world is sustained & is in the form of "Life principle" energy or spiritual energy . All created beings (animate or inanimate) have their source in these two natures or energies.
Now out of the above above two energies, "Life principle" energy or Spiritual energy or also called Soul, is the one which is Un-manifest & cannot be externalized in any case. Though it is everlasting, present everywhere within the space, unchangeable, immovable and eternally the same but still it cannot be Manifested or externalized.
But the other energy (lower one) can be externalized & has externalized the "Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space, Mind, Intelligence and also the Ego principle". This energy in it's initial & original form is called "Nature Principle" or even "Om". This "Nature Principle" in it's initial & original form is Un-manifest only & all these "Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space, Mind, Intelligence and also the Ego principle" that came out of it are only metamorphic forms of one another. This "Nature Principle" is the invisible divine power, the only doer, the sole causative & activating force that upholds all creation through vibration. "Nature Principle" or Om or the Word is the creative vibration that externalizes all creation. Now though "Nature Principle" is invisible power lying within the every atom of the universe, energizing & giving life to every atom of the matter; it is so subtle that it cannot be Manifested in such a form that it is captured by the "Large Hadron Collidor" in an experiment in Laboratory. We need to understand that such divine energies lying within the every atom of creation, cannot be manifested by such destructive experiments of "Atom-Smasher". I am of the view that though "God particle" exists in nature which bestow mass on all other particles but due to it's Un-manifest nature it cannot be seen with any machine. It is so subtle that it is beyond the view of any microscope or machine.
It is also called that God is a matter of faith & not of Intellect. The truth of God which lies within every atom of the creation, can be known by faith in HIM & by reading the philosophical books like "Vedas", "Upanishads", "Bhagwat Gita" etc. If someone really wants to experience such forces in nature & our creation, then that person needs to practice meditation & learn those techniques through which great Indian Yogis tuned their minds to Divinity & knew all those truths about God & Nature.
Below are verses of Bhagwat Gita
which relate to creation of the universe & God:
"avyaktad vyaktayah sarvah
tatraivavyakta-samjnake" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 18)
"Sri Krishna said: At the beginning of Brahma’s day, all living entities become manifest from the un-manifest state, and thereafter, when the night falls, they are merged into the un-manifest again."
"bhuta-gramah sa evayam
bhutva bhutva praliyate
ratry-agame ’vasah partha
prabhavaty ahar-agame" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 19)
"Sri Krishna said: Again and again, when Brahma’s day arrives, all living entities come into being, and with the arrival of Brahma’s night they are helplessly annihilated."
maya tatam idam sarvam
na chaham tesv avasthitah (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 4)
"Sri Krishna said: By Me, in My un-manifested form, this entire universe is pervaded. All beings are in Me, but I am not in them."
tatra ka paridevana" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 28)
"Sri Krishna said: All created beings are un-manifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state, and un-manifest again when annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation?"
"yad aditya-gatam tejo
jagad bhasayate ’khilam
yac chandramasi yac chagnau
tat tejo viddhi mamakam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 12)
"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The splendor of the sun, which dissipates the darkness of this whole world, comes from Me. And the splendor of the moon and the splendor of fire are also from Me."
"gama-vishya cha bhutani
dharayamy aham ojasa
pusnami chausadhih sarvah
somo bhutva rasatmakah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 13)
"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, And entering the earth, it is I who sustain all beings by My power; & becoming the nectarean moon, I nourish all plants."
"aham vaisvanaro bhutva
praninam deham asritah
pachamy annam chatur-vidham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 14)
"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, I am the fire of digestion in the bodies of all living entities, and I join with the air of life, outgoing and incoming, to digest the four kinds of foodstuff."
"sarvasya chaham hridi sannivisto
mattah smritir jnanam apohanam cha
vedais cha sarvair aham eva vedyo
vedanta-krd veda-vid eva chaham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 15)
"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, I am seated in everyone’s heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas, I am to be known. Indeed, I am the compiler of Vedanta, and I am the knower of the Vedas."