Aren’t nuclear tests outdated ?

In the giant Hadron Collider scientists are currently trying to replicate the Big Bang. New molecules are being designed and tested for the latest biodrugs on computers. Computer simulation models can predict almost any known sub atomic behaviiou now. And since an atomic explosion (for peaceful purposes) is way of containing a sub atomic implosion and then being able to redirect the energy from that implosion in a controlled way, why would we need to explode a nuclear device to create the technology ? Give a computer enough data and it will be able to predict the probabilities far more accurately than a crude activity like live nuclear blast, where the conditions can never be completely controlled. So why all this posturing on prohibiting Nuclear testing – the weapons of the future will in any case be developed as complex computer models.

7 Responses to “Aren’t nuclear tests outdated ?”

  1. Shantanu Mishra says:

    Computer Simulations are also based on Mathematical Equations and not magic, you can write and verify equations only based on your observations. Newton observed the apple fall and then gave the laws of gravity and not vice versa. You cannot make a computer which can predict observations or equations for you(at least not yet). Hence these nuclear tests are a way to observe the dynamics of nuclear/sub-nuclear particles that scientists believe existed just after big bang. You wrote “the weapons of the future will in any case be developed as complex computer models”, very true but only because we can mathematically predict the behavior of the nuclear particles involved in those weapons. And this experiment is a step on the road to that prediction.

  2. shekhar12 says:

    so you agree with me , shantanu ?

  3. Shantanu Mishra says:

    No Sir, I do not. You wrote “Computer simulation models can predict almost any known sub atomic behaviiou now”, that is not true. If it had been true, thousands of scientists would not have spent their lifetimes and billions of $ on this experiment. I do not agree that any form of experiment can be called outdated. Everybody thought apples were supposed to fall down but then Newton found out something new. And I am sure even if you conduct the same “Apple dropping” experiment now you will definitely find out something new, maybe the contents of the core of earth have slightly changed since the days of Newton which has changed the value of ‘g’ though by a very minuscule amount.

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  5. Experiments are done to proove the theory. Even if there are exact simulations to predict the behavior, its imperative that those proofs are verified once in a while to check if we are on a right track.
    They might be having a fairly accurate model (and I think they do.. I worked on a different sort of simulations couple of years ago, so I know that it is very possible), but every ten years or so, they HAVE to check if their postulates based on those theories are correct.

  6. RAHUL says:

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  7. Viral says:

    Hello Shekhar ,
    I am an avid reader of blogs and you post some interesting topics.
    This time around maybe you have answered your own question.
    You mentioned that conditions in a “live Nuclear blast cannot be controlled” and if u ask me this calls for testing what you have created(I am really against creating a weapon as superior as a nuke bomb).

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