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by RonnyV
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: New years resolutions
Replies: 8
Views: 3961

Re: New years resolutions

- Do half an hour fitness on days that I'm not biking to work (none in 2009) - Study on my piano every day (averaged 4 out of 7 in 2009) - Study on my flugelhorn every day (averaged 2 out of 7 in 2009) - More quality time for my family - Become an LHC Portal Guru :geek: :geek: :geek: In serious doub...
by RonnyV
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Mini Black Holes
Replies: 30
Views: 16651

Re: Mini Black Holes

If I was smart enough to understand the maths and concluded for myself that mini black holes are dangerous, I'd start immediately looking for ways to be able to detect these black holes (as they are micro black holes they have micro mass, only curved very strongly in space, so I'd say they do not ge...
by RonnyV
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Thats it folks .... See you all next year
Replies: 3
Views: 2568

Thats it folks .... See you all next year

Says LHC Page 1,

well, I certainly have a lot of catching up to do, the more I look at the logs, the less I understand, good thing we have some time to study now !

It was just wonderful being able to watch the journey from so close, I'm still amazed by how well things went.

Nice job !
by RonnyV
Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Other ways our world might come to an end
Replies: 34
Views: 17943

Other ways our world might come to an end

Learn about other ways our world might end ...

http://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_petran ... eddon.html
by RonnyV
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: COOL links
Replies: 57
Views: 34040

Re: COOL links

One of my all-time favorites (Garrett Lisi looking at particle physics without equations and still be able to find beautiful structures): http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/garrett_lisi_on_his_theory_of_everything.html From the same website Brian Cox (if you want some cue's on Higgs and how particle ...
by RonnyV
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Daily Schedules and Hiccups
Replies: 41
Views: 18619

Re: Daily Schedules and Hiccups

is this the reason for a month of no beams? to sort cyro out? seems to have annoyed the beam dept alot since turn on There are several reasons for the shutdown, like maintenance actions that have to be done but also the LHC consumes a tremendous amount of energy in the form of electricity and the c...
by RonnyV
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Learn more about LHC, experiments, physics
Replies: 3
Views: 2592

Re: Learn more about LHC, experiments, physics

Regarding "summer school" downloadable presentations take a look here: http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceOtherVi ... icecompact for the 2009 versions.

Have fun ! :P
by RonnyV
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Learn more about LHC, experiments, physics
Replies: 3
Views: 2592

Learn more about LHC, experiments, physics

I was lucky to be able to visit CERN and the CMS experiment earlier this year. I live in Belgium about 850 km from CERN and we went over there with the "volkssterrenwacht" (would translate something like "amateur space observatory") Urania. A small report about this visit can be found at http://www....
by RonnyV
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Beam Xover questions
Replies: 11
Views: 5769

Re: Beam Xover questions

Didn't know the crossing of beams had a different orientation in Atlas/Alice versus CMS/LHCb, so then I ask myself: why ? Is it so "by accident" or is there a reason to use both horizontal and vertical ? and why not diagonal ?
by RonnyV
Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Beam Xover questions
Replies: 11
Views: 5769

Re: Beam Xover questions

Here some not too well structured thoughts ... As you can see in the following link: http://hcc.web.cern.ch/hcc/beam/by_beam.php the "crossover" points are located at the experiment points (Atlas, Cms, Alice, LHCb). They are not actually showing as an "X" layout you can see crossover at one point, b...
by RonnyV
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: *** First science results ***
Replies: 9
Views: 5807

Re: *** First science results ***

[quote=I thought the major problem with String Theory was that it was unprovable ?[/quote] The "size" (or "scale" if you want) of strings is a multiple order of magnitudes smaller then the scale reachable by LHC energies. As a consequence no direct observation of strings will be possible by the LHC'...