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Particles That Flock

Post by chelle » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:19 am

An interesting article in Scientific American:
Particles That Flock: Strange Synchronization Behavior at the Large Hadron Collider
http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... that-flock

I'd say it's because of drafting (as in aerodynamics) in the Aether.
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Re: Particles That Flock

Post by Kasuha » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:30 pm

The phenomenon is not yet explained not because there is no explanation for it, rather because there are too many. Adding aether to the mixture solves nothing.

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Re: Particles That Flock

Post by chelle » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:18 am

Kasuha wrote:The phenomenon is not yet explained not because there is no explanation for it, rather because there are too many. Adding aether to the mixture solves nothing.
Your comment is a bit contradictive, the only explanation given in the article is this one:
“It is not implausible,” Wilczek says, “that the gluons in that medium interact and are correlated with one another, and these interactions are passed on to the new particles.”
And regarding drafting, you need a medium for it to happen.
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Re: Particles That Flock

Post by Kasuha » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:36 pm

It's a news article and it is well-known fact that it drags much more reader attention if the article is about mystery than if it's about science. Once again, the golden rule applies: if you don't know about something it does not mean it does not exist.

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Re: Particles That Flock

Post by chelle » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:30 pm

Kasuha wrote:It's a news article and it is well-known fact that it drags much more reader attention if the article is about mystery than if it's about science.
I always thought that scientific research is about finding out how the mystery works.
Kasuha wrote:Once again, the golden rule applies: if you don't know about something it does not mean it does not exist.
True.
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