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by DCWhitworth
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up
Replies: 59
Views: 57221

Re: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up

We are fully cool !! For the first time since 2012 the cryo status screen is all green.
by DCWhitworth
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Page with daily LHC minutes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2429

Re: Page with daily LHC minutes?

My guess would be the manufacturer of the magnets. They were produced by three different companies and for reasons that aren't properly understood the three types have slightly different characteristics despite the specification being theoretically identical and tightly controlled. That is also, I b...
by DCWhitworth
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up
Replies: 59
Views: 57221

Re: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up

However long it takes I think. They are currently doing powering tests and training the magnets, they'll probably be there by the end of the week according to this -

http://hcc.web.cern.ch/hcc/index.php
by DCWhitworth
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up
Replies: 59
Views: 57221

Re: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up

Looks like we have beam in the machine again. Not all the way around yet, but very hopeful. Splash testing at LHCb and ALICE.
by DCWhitworth
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Quantum Philosophy
Topic: just thought I share this news story
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: just thought I share this news story

Good old mainstream media. Getting a close guess to the mass of a Higgs is some way away from 'discovering' it. Also they fail to elaborate on by how much this estimated mass is a 'bit larger' than the actual figure.
by DCWhitworth
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Page with daily LHC minutes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2429

Re: Page with daily LHC minutes?

There used to be a page with the minutes of the daily meetings of everything concerning the operation and problems of the LHC. I can't seem to find the link anymore. Is the link gone, or am I simply overlooking it? Regards, Rudolf I know the one you mean. I think these meetings are only held while ...
by DCWhitworth
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: Hi

So really you're just here to promote your own website.
by DCWhitworth
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: Does Relativistic mass yield real mass?
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Re: Does Relativistic mass yield real mass?

I'm not an expert but I'm going to have a stab at roughly explaining this. The important thing to remember to help you understand all that is e=mc^2 When you get down to the quantum level energy and mass become readily interchangeable. That is why, for instance, the mass of sub atomic particles are ...
by DCWhitworth
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Physicists plan to build a bigger LHC
Replies: 1
Views: 1530

Re: Physicists plan to build a bigger LHC

Hmmm, interesting but I think this was old news even when the article was published. The vLHC is just one of a series of ideas on how to move on.
by DCWhitworth
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: asdsadsa
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: asdsadsa

Amazing, someone in Kentucky using an Indian IP.
by DCWhitworth
Mon May 26, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What Causes Lightning?
Replies: 16
Views: 4266

Re: What Causes Lightning?

Until I read the article I thought the same, but now I think the idea is plausible. Lightning isn't a very well understood phenomenon. As far as I understand the article isn't saying that the particles cause the storms. the storms occur naturally and the manner in which they generate the charge in t...
by DCWhitworth
Sun May 25, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Why Dark Matter And Energy YOK
Replies: 41
Views: 20064

Re: Why Dark Matter And Energy YOK

If this is the greatest science feat since the 1920's why haven't I heard about it anywhere else ?
by DCWhitworth
Fri May 23, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Getting closer to startup
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

Re: Getting closer to startup

Great, they were doing dry run beam dumps today according to Page 1
by DCWhitworth
Thu May 08, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: The universe will end in a fast-spreading bubble of doom
Replies: 1
Views: 2300

Re: The universe will end in a fast-spreading bubble of doom

Personally I prefer to stick to worrying about looking both ways when crossing the road.
by DCWhitworth
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: is dark energy dangerous?
Replies: 11
Views: 3934

Re: is dark energy dangerous?

draph91 wrote:
DCWhitworth wrote: I beg your pardon, I meant dark energy, not dark matter.
oops then why does your post say dark matter?
Because my fingers weren't listening to my brain :D