What happens if atom smasher recreates Big Bang?

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A view of the large hadron collider in its tunnel at the European particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland.

EUGENE, Ore. -- The border of Switzerland and France still exists. That's where scientists got the Large Hadron Collider up and running early on Wednesday.

University of Oregon physicist Graham Kribs has been working on the project that hopes to find the answer to where matter comes from.

Why should you care? Kribs said the results will change the face of science.

"It involves thousands of scientists all for the purpose of getting to the earliest moment that we can in the history of the universe," said Kribs.

When he says early, he means they'll know what the universe was made of just one billionth of a second after it was created.

Kribs said the idea that the resulting black hole will consume the world is outrageous. He said black holes occur all the time in the earth's atmosphere and never cause any problems.

You can find out more about the collider later this week. Kribs and other University of Oregon scientists who are working on the project will speak on Friday at 7 p.m. at Columbia Hall on campus. | INFO