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by MarkyB
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: My frakking jaw.
Replies: 10
Views: 2536

Re: My frakking jaw.

Talking of painful afflictions, about 6 months ago I had an attack of gout that lasted for a week - it was F. painful! Men in their forties should probably watch this... http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Gout/Pages/Questionstoask.aspx I just love the bit (50 seconds in) where the doctor describes the con...
by MarkyB
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: What music will you ride out with?
Replies: 15
Views: 7050

Re: What music will you ride out with?

How about Bat Out Of Hell - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9hLcRU5wE4

Or my favourite from Monty Python - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ

MarkyB
by MarkyB
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Science
Topic: The International Space Station
Replies: 9
Views: 3331

Re: The International Space Station

The Herschel and Planck satellites launched together last May are also operating at extremely cold temperatures. In fact two of the detectors in Planck are said by the ESA to be "the coldest known objects in space"!... http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM0Y5S7NWF_index_0.html More detail... http://sci.esa.i...
by MarkyB
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics Reading for Non-Physicists
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Re: Physics Reading for Non-Physicists

Other physics-related books I've enjoyed... Einstein's Universe, Nigel Calder - a layperson's guide to relativity. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat, John Gribbin - a complete story of quantum mechanics. Schrodinger's Kittens, John Gribbin - the nature of light and the search for reality. Black Holes a...
by MarkyB
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics Reading for Non-Physicists
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Physics Reading for Non-Physicists

Hi all, Just thought I'd tell you about a book I've just read, Collider, by Paul Halpern. The sleeve note says "Halpern starts you off with a crash course in the essentials of physics. With clear explanations of the Standard Model, the four forces that govern the universe (weak, strong, gravity, and...
by MarkyB
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: What does ... mean?
Replies: 28
Views: 14671

Re: What does ... mean?

Simpler summary of above, but without the numbers...

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Cheers,
MarkyB
by MarkyB
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: Fascinating Facts about the LHC
Replies: 13
Views: 13252

Fascinating Facts about the LHC

Fact 1) When the 27-km long circular tunnel was excavated, between Lake Geneva and the Jura mountain range, the two ends met up to within 1 cm. Fact 2) Each of the 6000-9000 superconducting filaments of niobium–titanium in the cable produced for the LHC is about 0.007 mm thick, about 10 times thinne...
by MarkyB
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: What does ... mean?
Replies: 28
Views: 14671

Re: What does ... mean?

Also an update on the 2 types of beam life cycle (and an alternative graphic)... http://ab-dep-op-sps.web.cern.ch/ab-dep-op-sps/images/acceleratorssps.gif The accelerator complex at CERN is a succession of machines with increasingly higher energies. Each machine injects the beam into the next one, w...
by MarkyB
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: What does ... mean?
Replies: 28
Views: 14671

Re: What does ... mean?

Danny252, a minor update for a component you missed the PSB - Proton Synchrotron Booster... The Booster (and ISOLDE) section is responsible for the operation of the PS Booster and the On-Line Isotope Mass Separator ISOLDE. The PS Booster is a synchrotron composed of four superimposed rings. It deliv...
by MarkyB
Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: What do the displays mean ?
Replies: 85
Views: 56362

Re: What do the displays mean ?

Hi all, I've been watching some of the experiment status views, LHCb in particular... http://frankm.web.cern.ch/frankm/test/Online/Stomp/web/ There are some interesting status screens accessible via the handy buttons, e.g. Page 1, LHCb Run Status, and Collimators ("Gap" is indeed around 20mm during ...
by MarkyB
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: What do the displays mean ?
Replies: 85
Views: 56362

Re: What do the displays mean ?

Hi all. I just joined. Portal is just great. Looking through the CERN site I found a page for Web Based Monitoring... https://cmswbm.web.cern.ch/cmswbm/ Two "useful" pages are LHC Monitor and Page Zero... https://cmswbm.web.cern.ch/cmswbm/cmsdb/servlet/LhcMonitor https://cmswbm.web.cern.ch/cmswbm/cm...