Musk boasts of being good at tunneling and building new colliders, saving billions of euros

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 Musk boasts of being good at tunneling and building new colliders, saving billions of euros


Netease Technologies News, Jan. 23, according to foreign media reports, the MIT Technology Review on Monday introduced in detail the future of the Circular Collider (FCC), a new particle accelerator project conceived by the team responsible for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Twitter. In response to this tweet, Elon Musk suggested that he had discussed the use of Boring to dig tunnels with Fabiola Gianotti, Director-General of the European Commission for Nuclear Research (CERN).

When we attended the Royal Society meeting, the director of CERN asked me about using Boring to dig a tunnel for the new Large Hadron Collider, Musk tweeted. This could save billions of euros.

The European Center for Nuclear Researchs Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been shut down for two years due to upgrades, but researchers are further studying new conceptual designs, including the FCC. The collider will be four times the size of the LHC, costing about $5.7 billion for tunnel construction alone. If Musk could save billions of euros, there would be a lot of savings.

Arnaud Marsollier, director of media relations at CERN, confirmed that Musk and Janotti had recently met informally at the Royal Society. They also said that they briefly discussed... For the upcoming project, Musk introduced Boring Company.

From this point of view, CERN has not completely denied Boringgongsis idea of building a particle accelerator tunnel. On Monday, the organizations news account posted on Twitter that it was willing to accept new and cost-effective technologies to promote particle accelerators, including tunnels needed.

On December 18, 2018, Musk announced Borings first test tunnel at SpaceXs headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Its just a proof of concept, but an officially completed tunnel will allow cars to travel 150 miles per hour (about 240 kilometers per hour).

In early January, Jeremy Buckingham, an independent politician from Sydney, Australia, asked Musk how expensive it would be to build a 50-kilometre tunnel in Sydneys Blue Mountains to the west of the city. Musk said the cost per kilometer was about $15 million and the total cost of the tunnel was $750 million.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, an engineer called Musks assertion Alice in Wonderland and the countrys transport minister said Musks proposal was unrealistic at present.

A representative of Boring did not elaborate on any future tunnel plans for Musk.

Although Musk is proposing a low-cost tunnel construction program, three companies under his leadership have recently been laying off workers. SpaceX announced that it would cut 10% of its workforce on January 11, while Tesla would cut 7% and Boring had laid off five employees in the past week. (Han Bing)

Source: Responsible Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541