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by DCWhitworth
Tue May 05, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Heavy Ion Collisions safety
Replies: 28
Views: 5899

Re: Heavy Ion Collisions safety

Well your comparison with smoking doesn't really work. In the early days no one really thought smoking was especially dangerous. Yes there were a few who thought ill of it - King James I for instance - "A custome lothsome to the eye, hatefull to the Nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the Lu...
by DCWhitworth
Mon May 04, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Heavy Ion Collisions safety
Replies: 28
Views: 5899

Re: Heavy Ion Collisions safety

Dear DarkDaniel, dear people No bogus at all about the 1`148 TeV, LHCsafetyreviev is serious and so its papers. Please search 1.15 PeV, which is 1`150 TeV (more exactly is 1`148 TeV) here: https://cds.cern.ch/record/1129806/files/jinst8_08_s08001.pdf Usually, only the energy per nucleon is mentione...
by DCWhitworth
Mon May 04, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: Heavy Ion Collisions safety
Replies: 28
Views: 5899

Re: Heavy Ion Collisions safety

Dear DarkDaniel, dear people No bogus at all about the 1`148 TeV, LHCsafetyreviev is serious and so its papers. Please search 1.15 PeV, which is 1`150 TeV (more exactly is 1`148 TeV) here: https://cds.cern.ch/record/1129806/files/jinst8_08_s08001.pdf Usually, only the energy per nucleon is mentione...
by DCWhitworth
Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: LHC as a mega-project!
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

Re: LHC as a mega-project!

This book - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Large-Hadron-Collider-Lyndon-Evans/dp/143980401X/ is awesome, although its rather expensive. It goes into a lot of detail about how the machine was built and how it works. It all predates that actual running of the machine but I found it an amazing read. Each chap...
by DCWhitworth
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Page with daily LHC minutes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

Re: Page with daily LHC minutes?

Ohh, I've missed the LHC morning meetings !
by DCWhitworth
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: LHC Limericks
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: LHC Limericks

you're on a roll (with minor bickering about scansion) I have amended one of them to account for this, but in response to your point I present my all time favourite limerick - There was a young bard of Japan, Who's poetry never would scan, When told it was so, he replied "Yes I know "But I always t...
by DCWhitworth
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: LHC Limericks
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: LHC Limericks

"Mein Collider ist schnell und vill Feuer"
Said that excellent Herr Doctor Heuer
But he made a black hole
And it swallowed us whole
And now he's in need of a lawyer
by DCWhitworth
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: LHC Limericks
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: LHC Limericks

There was a young girl called Charm Quark
Who found that her choices were stark
She was told to decay
Without further delay
But she muttered "Sod that for a lark"
by DCWhitworth
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: LHC Limericks
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: LHC Limericks

There once was that Lady Godiva
Who said "I adore that collider"
So she went round the ring
And ate the whole thing
So now the collider's inside 'er
by DCWhitworth
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: LHC Limericks
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: LHC Limericks

There was a young doctor who said "Will it hurt if I stick in my head ?" So the silly young twit Went ahead and did it Now we don't know 'cos he's dead There once were some science big wigs Who said "We must search for the Higgs" So they built a machine That was wholly supreme And it worked so they'...
by DCWhitworth
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Dark Matter
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

Re: Dark Matter

@leohopkins I think your assumption is that dark matter is spread evenly through the galaxy which is not believed to be the case.

I'm not sure of the mathematics involved in the theories but I think someone would have spotted that little issue, if it was an issue ;-)
by DCWhitworth
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: nightmares and dreams surrounding LHC
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

Re: nightmares and dreams surrounding LHC

Conundrum wrote:Hmm..
Has anyone considered that the signals emitted by LHC *might* show up in a parallel Universe as some sort of micro blitzar-like phenomena?

-A
No, I can't see any reason in pursuing ideas that there is absolutely no evidence for.
by DCWhitworth
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Mental illness
Replies: 180
Views: 41593

Re: Mental illness

I seem to recall reading that Tesla had bipolar, OCD AND possibly some traits of ASD. Also worth mentioning is that Einstein almost certainly had some brain abnormality associated with autism, they proved this conclusively but he may have made up the deficit because of the high number of glial cell...
by DCWhitworth
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Causes Lightning?
Replies: 16
Views: 4042

Re: What Causes Lightning?

The magnet anomaly shows exactly what happens when it overloads, it can't run away like a nuclear reactor so no worries there. Sure, although I'm curious if the beam would be deflected out of the ring and shoot upwards that the beam could cause for lethal radiation above ground, the facility is 175...
by DCWhitworth
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up
Replies: 59
Views: 55591

Re: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up

The design called for 7 TeV (for 14 TeV collisions) so in principle they can be trained up to that. And that's the limit for these 8 Tesla magnets, based on the LHC's bending radius 6.5 TeV is likely to be the limit I think. They've come to the conclusion based on data they have gathered already th...