Fine Structure

What Shall We Collide Next?

Here's a hierarchy of collider informedness, from most to least informed:

Even non-professionals who consider themselves scientifically informed might miss the first or even the first two steps. Today this is not true! An article on symmetry breaking describes some of the process currently going on to decide whether we should build a photon-photon collider at significantly less cost and energy or simply climb the energy ladder and build the more impressive and costly International Linear Collider. This is really good science writing.