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by gluon
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Advanced LHC superconducting magnets successfully tested
Replies: 3
Views: 4375

Advanced LHC superconducting magnets successfully tested

Even though the LHC has just started its journey with the successful commissioning we've all witnessed, they're already thinking a few steps ahead. I know that higher collision energies is what really thrills the majority of us, avid LHC enthusiasts. Nevertheless, physicists working at the main LHC ...
by gluon
Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: basic accelerator theory from a great discussion in chat
Replies: 7
Views: 10303

Re: basic accelerator theory from a great discussion in chat

Thanks for this wonderfully simple explanation. Now I understand the tunes!
by gluon
Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: Really enjoying the view...
Replies: 2
Views: 1782

Re: Really enjoying the view...

Welcome to the forum! I believe the beauty of this site is precisely its ability to be so attractive both to physics gurus and to interested laypeople. I am probably someway between those two. I've studied quite a lot of physics when I was learning electrical engineering and computer science, howeve...
by gluon
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: OLDER 2/15/10 ** current events and discussion **
Replies: 54
Views: 22774

Re: ** current events and discussion **

Oh and just as the beams were dumped I got this last one with funny vertical tracks:
by gluon
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: OLDER 2/15/10 ** current events and discussion **
Replies: 54
Views: 22774

Re: ** current events and discussion **

To my surprise today I woke up with ongoing stable collisions at a beam intensity of approximately 4e+10. The fill is now completing 4 hours and I've been glued to the LHCb experiment live display.

Let me share with you some of the most interesting snapshots I took throughout the morning:
by gluon
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: I cant keep up - huge thanks !
Replies: 8
Views: 3807

Re: I cant keep up - huge thanks !

emmylou wrote:I could do the welcomes and whatever if you want?

not much help but it's the one thing i am good at :D
You get my vote. ;)
by gluon
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: last 7 days web stats
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

Re: last 7 days web stats

Nice stats! Lots of valuable info there. Didn't know the daily visitors were already over the 4K mark! Congratulations. Also noticed how much more popular the portal is as compared with the forum, which highlights all the hard work done there. Many people are interested in the LHC and though there's...
by gluon
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: OLDER 2/15/10 ** current events and discussion **
Replies: 54
Views: 22774

Re: ** current events and discussion **

They're currently only using 4 bunches per beam. I believe 2,808 bunches is their target.
by gluon
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Quantum Philosophy
Topic: I love this video
Replies: 2
Views: 7325

Re: I love this video

I love it too, for its simplicity.

A few months ago I've even used it in my blog when trying to post a simple overview about quantum physics:

http://www.geekslot.com/2009/06/quantum-physics.html
by gluon
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: OLDER 2/15/10 ** current events and discussion **
Replies: 54
Views: 22774

Re: ** current events and discussion **

Stephen wrote:Wow, at this rate they'll reach the full 14 TeV in less than a year.
These guys lose no time. ;)

Anyway I believe after setting a new world record at 2.36 TeV they will now focus on ramping up the intensity rather than the energy.
by gluon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: *** 2.36TeV collisions ***
Replies: 20
Views: 8826

Re: *** POSSIBLE 2.3TeV collisions ***

Sneaky physicists! :lol:
by gluon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: My Setup - Arms Race !!
Replies: 15
Views: 6264

Re: My Setup - Arms Race !!

Sweet...
by gluon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: OLDER 2/15/10 ** current events and discussion **
Replies: 54
Views: 22774

Re: ** current events and discussion **

Xymox wrote:So looks like they are tuning up for 1.1TeV collisions this next weekend according the the schedule.. That will be fun... Hopefully it will be with 4 bunches
If that's true I'll be awake the whole night this time. :)
by gluon
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Daily Schedules and Hiccups
Replies: 41
Views: 16523

Re: Daily Schedules and Hiccups

There's a cryogenics red alert for S56 (CS ITR5). :( Yes I saw that, looks OK now. This is odd, different pages are showing different things. Cryo Page 1 shows red, HCC field page shows yellow and the Cryo Main Page for sector 56 shows green ! Yeah, I saw those discrepancies too. I believe Cryo Pag...
by gluon
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Weekend of 12-3-09 collision events !
Replies: 188
Views: 49494

Re: Weekend collision events !

There's a cryogenics red alert for S56 (CS ITR5). :(