Kolar proton decay experiment site, India

Kolar proton decay experiment site, India

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Caption: Lift shaft winding gear above the gold mine at Kolar, site of India's proton decay experiment. The experiment consists of 150 tonnes of iron tube arranged in a cubic layout 6000 feet (1828 metres) below ground. Each tube is converted to act like a large Geiger counter, and is designed to detect the products from the decay of a proton. The half- life of the proton is estimated at 10 to the power 34 years, so the experiment must contain as many protons as possible for the probability of an event occurring to be realistic. Proton decay is an essential part of most Grand Unified Theories of three of the fundamental forces, & has been searched for at Kolar since 1964 without success.

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