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by DCWhitworth
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: LHC Limericks
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

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: 2169

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: 2169

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: 2240

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: 2249

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: 50519

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: 5101

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: 62847

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...
by DCWhitworth
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 2014 machine commissioning and 2015 start up
Replies: 59
Views: 62847

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: 2986

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: 62847

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: 62847

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: 1677

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: 2986

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: 1362

Re: Hi

So really you're just here to promote your own website.