He has put his mind to self-driving cars, space rockets and hyperloop tunnels and now Elon Musk has set his sights on the largest scientific instrument on the planet.
The billionaire has been asked to build a replacement for the Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) that's dedicated to searching for the elusive Higgs Boson.
We have confirmed that CERN director Fabiola Gianotti met Musk at the Royal Society in London a year ago, where the pair talked about building a larger Hadron Collider called the Future Circular Collider. The Future Circular Collider would enable scientists to smash sub-atomic particles together with the aim of discovering the origins of the universe.
On Twitter, Elon Musk said he had discussed the possibility of his Boring Company digging the tunnel with the director of CERN, Fabiola Gianotti, adding that he could save the project "several billion euros".
Last week, CERN announced plans to build a larger Hadron Collider that's four times longer and ten times more powerful. The new tunnel would be almost four times as long as the LHC, which scientists say will start running out of "discovery potential" after 2035.
A spokesman for CERN then told Metro: 'I can confirm that Elon Musk and Fabiola Gianotti met at the Royal Society in July past year. Musk's Boring Company is an infrastructure firm mostly focused on building new tunnels to ease traffic congestion. Read the original here.