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The building blocks of the Universe

#1  Postby newolder » Nov 08, 2018 6:19 pm

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

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In her public lecture at Perimeter Institute on Wednesday Nov. 7, Phiala Shanahan will introduce the audience to the subatomic realm and describe what supercomputer calculations of quarks and gluons can reveal about the origins of mass, the primordial nuclear reactions that power the Sun, and the nature of the elusive dark matter that permeates the universe.

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Re: The building blocks of the Universe

#2  Postby newolder » Nov 08, 2018 7:47 pm

FFS! Someone get that woman the computer she wants! Much cheaper than an election cycle. :rolleyes:
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#3  Postby LucidFlight » Nov 09, 2018 7:57 am

I've just realised something. I need a coffee mug with the Standard Model Lagrangian printed on it.
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#4  Postby LucidFlight » Nov 12, 2018 1:48 pm

Right, so, I looked into this and, apparently, the coffee mug is only available from the CERN gift shop. As it happens, I have a contact at CERN who can send me one (if they're still available). This could go down as one of the most nerdy acquisitions of the year.

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#5  Postby LucidFlight » Dec 17, 2018 3:58 pm

Nerdiest acquisition of the year:

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#6  Postby newolder » Dec 17, 2018 4:52 pm

La geek, c'est chic. A handy link, if one were needed, to help with the inevitable questions.
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Re: The building blocks of the Universe

#7  Postby LucidFlight » Dec 18, 2018 2:25 am

newolder wrote:La geek, c'est chic. A handy link, if one were needed, to help with the inevitable questions.

Why, that is a handy and neat summary. Thank you.

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Bonus nerd points: CERN hi-viz jacket with "flow control" on the back.
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#8  Postby surreptitious57 » Dec 18, 2018 2:30 am


Video sounds interesting so will watch it later some time

I like the mug but not because of the equations but the contrast between the black and the white
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#9  Postby surreptitious57 » Dec 18, 2018 2:33 am


The jacket however is a no no because the logo and colours are just too bland
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#10  Postby LucidFlight » Dec 18, 2018 2:34 am

I don't think it's meant to be fashionable, surr!

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#11  Postby surreptitious57 » Dec 18, 2018 3:38 am


No but council workers over here wear orange or yellow ones so they could jazz them up a little
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#12  Postby LucidFlight » Dec 18, 2018 5:44 am

All right, I'll let them know. Thanks for the advice, surr!
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