CERN'S refit and it's apparent search for proof of "dark matter"
quixotic or relevant endeavor?
Proof? How can you prove that something which, ex hypothesis, you can't see, exists?
Cern theorist Professor John Ellis, of King’s College London:. By its very nature, dark matter hardly interacts with normal matter and so will not appear in our detectors."
They will, it seems, at best "infer" that dark matter exists and that deduction will be based on premises that are themselves of highly uncertain soundness (Supersymmetry theory aka SUSY) and which presume the existence of dark matter in the first place.
Why bother? According a CERN scientist appearing in the video here, "We know it has to be there." We already "know." It's all a priori. http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jan/04/large-hadron-collider-refit-dark-matter
The rabbit hole just gets deeper and deeper. Epicycles upon epicycles.