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by DCWhitworth
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.
Replies: 1135
Views: 196721

Re: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.

Ivan ! It is good to know you are well and getting on with life. Best wishes for the future.
by DCWhitworth
Mon May 30, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: How stringent is the ~100fb for 2016-2018?
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: How stringent is the ~100fb for 2016-2018?

For 2016, they're hoping to accumulate ~25fb. But suppose instead they only manage ~15fb and ~80fb for 2016-2018. Will they extend the run for another year, say, or just accept what data has been accumulated? Regards, Jmc At a guess I'd say that's far too speculative a question to get an answer to ...
by DCWhitworth
Wed May 18, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 2016 operation
Replies: 52
Views: 6175

Re: 2016 operation

Why is it taking so darned long to get to the maximum intensity? With 900 bunches as currently, that's only about 25% of the max possible. Put another way, each physics run could return four times more data at max intensity. So what's the hold up? I believe they are slowly building up to full inten...
by DCWhitworth
Sun May 15, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the collider?
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Re: has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the colli

Given the press misreporting of science I suppose it's not surprising that they called it a weasel when in fact it was a marten. Not so fast … CERN’s Large Hadron Collider experienced a “severe electrical perturbation” that “damaged” transformer connections due to a “short circuit caused by fouine,...
by DCWhitworth
Sun May 15, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: new particle with 750 GeV
Replies: 12
Views: 1902

Re: new particle with 750 GeV

Congratulations. Nice of you to tell us, when are you going to publish a paper ?
by DCWhitworth
Fri May 13, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the collider?
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Re: has anyone heard the joke about the weasel and the colli

Given the press misreporting of science I suppose it's not surprising that they called it a weasel when in fact it was a marten.
by DCWhitworth
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Will The LHC Be The End Of Experimental Particle Physics?
Replies: 7
Views: 3024

Re: Will The LHC Be The End Of Experimental Particle Physics

Well you can make a respectable argument that the LHC makes no economic sense and that we should be spending the money on hospitals and the poor or something like that. But you can also make similar arguments about sport, arts, entertainment and such like. The fact is it is good for us as species to...
by DCWhitworth
Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: this does have something to do with the LHC
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: this does have something to do with the LHC

TL;DR the TL;DR - It's a non-story. TL;DR - Security 'investigator' uncovers obscure security issue applicable to an unlikely scenario, manufacturer has already corrected the issue, CERN are very likely to have applied the update. I would imagine CERN already know and have already patched. Also they...
by DCWhitworth
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Conformity
Replies: 4
Views: 3349

Re: Conformity

CharmQuark wrote:Chelle ya not looking at all well these days :lol:
Must be all those cosmic rays.
by DCWhitworth
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Science is Modern Day Occult
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Re: Science is Modern Day Occult

Clarke's Third Law: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

So for the majority of the population . . yes ;)
by DCWhitworth
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: Portal changes
Replies: 13
Views: 15451

Re: Portal changes

chelle wrote:
Xymox wrote:Miss Charm got married.
Halleluja didn't know she got married! :dance:

Welldone for our queen!

m.
Dunno if she has, Facebook says otherwise. She's heavily engaged though :)
by DCWhitworth
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: Portal changes
Replies: 13
Views: 15451

Re: Portal changes

WHY is there now, Aug 2015, no semi-real-time comment or commentary in this Forum on CERN operations ? Nothing from any knowledgeable insider on LHC Daily Meetings, cameras now hidden behind logins, nothing from the experiments, no occasional roving video, nothing for modestly knowledgeable outside...
by DCWhitworth
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up
Replies: 59
Views: 55593

Re: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up

Thank you for the information, Tau. Can you explain something? If 25 ns bunch separation does not allow you to have more bunches, then what does it achieve? From where I'm sitting it seems likely that 25 ns will be harder, so I assume there is an up-side... It does allow more bunches but with less ...
by DCWhitworth
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Dark Matter
Replies: 5
Views: 1654

Re: Dark Matter

I'm not quite sure I get your point, but the current theories suggest that dark matter interacts only through gravity.