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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#361  Postby mraltair » Dec 23, 2011 12:10 pm

Ohhh, thank god. I'm not the only one.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#362  Postby trubble76 » Dec 23, 2011 4:20 pm

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In principle, yes, I don't see why not.

Woot I got something slightly correct, time to back away slowly from the thread.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#363  Postby Dudely » Jan 04, 2012 3:21 pm

I like it because it makes me feel stupid. After all, being smart is super boring.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#364  Postby twistor59 » Jan 05, 2012 3:49 pm

Ikea LHC flatpack (hope this link still works if you don't have a twitter account):

https://twitter.com/#!/johnsw/status/153975004286025728/photo/1
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#365  Postby twistor59 » Jan 09, 2012 2:19 pm

Horizon tonight - "Hunt for the Higgs"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019h7t0
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#366  Postby twistor59 » Jan 09, 2012 4:42 pm

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#367  Postby THWOTH » Jan 09, 2012 5:50 pm

:this: Ooff! That's called 'creative writing' I think.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#368  Postby Pulsar » Jan 09, 2012 10:02 pm

twistor59 wrote:Horizon tonight - "Hunt for the Higgs"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019h7t0

It was very good. Nice overview of the current status.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#370  Postby hackenslash » Jan 21, 2012 12:31 am

twistor59 wrote:Horizon tonight - "Hunt for the Higgs"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019h7t0


I enjoyed this. It was pitched just right for the target audience, but not dumbed down so much as to be misleading. Not bad at all.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#371  Postby LucidFlight » Jan 21, 2012 12:55 am

twistor59 wrote:The groaning is strong with this one:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/life-and-physics/2012/jan/09/1

One might say he really leapt onto those particle physics jokes.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#372  Postby Dudely » Jan 23, 2012 12:58 pm

LucidFlight wrote:
twistor59 wrote:The groaning is strong with this one:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/life-and-physics/2012/jan/09/1

One might say he really leapt onto those particle physics jokes.


Wow. That's so gloriously bad.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#373  Postby rainbow » Jan 23, 2012 1:08 pm

Dudely wrote:
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twistor59 wrote:The groaning is strong with this one:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/life-and-physics/2012/jan/09/1

One might say he really leapt onto those particle physics jokes.


Wow. That's so gloriously bad.


What I want to know is why they couldn't have just studied small hadrons, and saved us all a packet of money.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#374  Postby THWOTH » Jan 24, 2012 12:16 pm

rainbow wrote:
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twistor59 wrote:The groaning is strong with this one:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/life-and-physics/2012/jan/09/1

One might say he really leapt onto those particle physics jokes.

Wow. That's so gloriously bad.

What I want to know is why they couldn't have just studied small hadrons, and saved us all a packet of money.

Small hadrons are harder to find than their larger brethren. They are generally obscured by other material in very rarefied environments and have to be rooted out by the sensitive snouts of specially trained pigs.

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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#375  Postby twistor59 » Jan 24, 2012 3:49 pm

Matt Strassler's article on the Higgs strategy

Since we’re now approaching the time when the preliminary results from December on the search for the Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be presented in final form, possibly with small but important adjustments, and since there will be additional results based on the fall’s data in the next few weeks, it would be good to do a little review of where things stand and where they’re going.


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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#376  Postby rainbow » Jan 28, 2012 8:15 am

THWOTH wrote:
rainbow wrote:
Dudely wrote:
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One might say he really leapt onto those particle physics jokes.

Wow. That's so gloriously bad.

What I want to know is why they couldn't have just studied small hadrons, and saved us all a packet of money.

Small hadrons are harder to find than their larger brethren. They are generally obscured by other material in very rarefied environments and have to be rooted out by the sensitive snouts of specially trained pigs.

:coffee:

:thumbup: :clap:
I always thought there would be a sensible explanation.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#377  Postby twistor59 » Feb 07, 2012 8:05 pm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/life-and-physics/2012/feb/07/1?CMP=twt_gu

Not much new to report

Today's paper submission shows that these loose ends have now been tied up, and cross-checks have been done. Frankly none of them are interesting enough to describe in detail here. Which is a relief, really. The ATLAS result has not significantly changed; you can read about, and find links to the papers, here. The CMS collaboration have also submitted their papers.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#378  Postby Weaver » Feb 07, 2012 8:21 pm

THWOTH wrote:
rainbow wrote:
Dudely wrote:
LucidFlight wrote:
One might say he really leapt onto those particle physics jokes.

Wow. That's so gloriously bad.

What I want to know is why they couldn't have just studied small hadrons, and saved us all a packet of money.

Small hadrons are harder to find than their larger brethren. They are generally obscured by other material in very rarefied environments and have to be rooted out by the sensitive snouts of specially trained pigs.

:coffee:

And given the environment of super-colliders, we'd need spherical pigs that can survive a vacuum.
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#379  Postby Macroinvertebrate » Feb 08, 2012 11:39 pm

Weaver wrote:
THWOTH wrote:
rainbow wrote:
Dudely wrote:
Wow. That's so gloriously bad.

What I want to know is why they couldn't have just studied small hadrons, and saved us all a packet of money.

Small hadrons are harder to find than their larger brethren. They are generally obscured by other material in very rarefied environments and have to be rooted out by the sensitive snouts of specially trained pigs.

:coffee:

And given the environment of super-colliders, we'd need spherical pigs that can survive a vacuum.


Does not compute... :oops:
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Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) News

#380  Postby newolder » Feb 13, 2012 4:42 pm

http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2012/PR01.12E.html wrote:LHC to run at 4 TeV per beam in 2012

Geneva, 13 February 2012. CERN1 today announced that the LHC will run with a beam energy of 4 TeV this year, 0.5 TeV higher than in 2010 and 2011. This decision was taken by CERN management following the annual performance workshop held in Chamonix last week and a report delivered today by the external CERN Machine Advisory Committee (CMAC). It is accompanied by a strategy to optimise LHC running to deliver the maximum possible amount of data in 2012 before the LHC goes into a long shutdown to prepare for higher energy running. The data target for 2012 is 15 inverse femtobarns for ATLAS and CMS, three times higher than in 2011. Bunch spacing in the LHC will remain at 50 nanoseconds.

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