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2010 Startup

Post by Xymox » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:51 am

WELL here we go again :happy-jumpeveryone:

7 TeV collisions here we come..

From a reliable source:

We’re currently commissioning the new quench protection system of the LHC and performing electrical tests of the main circuits (= main bending and quadrupole magnets).

The injectors of the LHC will start taking beam today.

By mid February LHC should see beam again…

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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by DCWhitworth » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:48 am

Darn, I was just getting used to having free time ;)
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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by CharmQuark » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:56 am

Woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D note to self :ugeek: I promise that i am not gonna freak out :thumbup: please remind me of this often :oops: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by Stephen » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:14 pm

That's soon. Do they talk about beams only, or about the actual collisions happening in February?
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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by CharmQuark » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:23 pm

Stephen wrote:That's soon. Do they talk about beams only, or about the actual collisions happening in February? :sleeping-asleep: :confusion-waiting:
I think it's just the beams at the minute :whistle: don't quote me on that though :oops:
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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by chriwi » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:51 pm

At least in 2009 2 Beams at the same time always meant also the chance of collissions even if the beams are not perfectly focused to get the maximum possible collisionrate at first, but some high-energy collissions will occur for sure as soon as there are 2 stable beams in the LHC.

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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by Stephen » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:51 pm

True, I forgot about that.
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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by DCWhitworth » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:59 pm

Stephen wrote:True, I forgot about that. Scary :thumbdown:
The only thing I'm worried about is the machine breaking down.

You need a Black Hole Rap Stephen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZQknqX5DpU
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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by Stephen » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:28 pm

Not as good as her LHC rap. I know logic says there's nothing to be worried about, but still.
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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by CharmQuark » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:57 pm

Stephen wrote:Not as good as her LHC rap :law-police:

I know logic says there's nothing to be worried about, but still.

But still...................there is always gonna be doubt :?
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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by Stephen » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:57 pm

Exactly. I don't really walk around thinking we'll die soon, but I can't say I feel confident either.

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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by DCWhitworth » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:07 pm

emmylou wrote:
Stephen wrote:Not as good as her LHC rap :law-police:

I know logic says there's nothing to be worried about, but still.
But still...................there is always gonna be doubt :?
Nope, I disagree. Doubt in your mind maybe, but doubt in reality no.

I understand your fears, but they are 'monsters under the bed' fears not fears worthy of disrupting your lives.
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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by CharmQuark » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:17 pm

Don't get me wrong :D I can't wait :thumbup: I do however freak at certain times this can't be helped :oops: I wouldn't say it stops me from living my life :thumbup: just can't help what goes on in my head sometimes :D as for reality i know it's safe believe me i have asked enough people just bare with me on bad days :oops: please :D
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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by DCWhitworth » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:25 pm

emmylou wrote:Don't get me wrong :D I can't wait :thumbup: I do however freak at certain times this can't be helped :oops: I wouldn't say it stops me from living my life :thumbup: just can't help what goes on in my head sometimes :D as for reality i know it's safe believe me i have asked enough people just bare with me on bad days :oops: please :D
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Re: 2010 Startup

Post by Stephen » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:34 pm

We'll stop being paranoid eventually, Emmy.
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