The Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:28 am

I won't even begin to try and say I understand exactly what they are doing but I do have a small understanding. Anyhow these pictures are quite impressive. Hollywood couldn't have built a better set...

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 kilometer (17 mile) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France, is nearly set to begin its first particle beam tests.




http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/0 ... lider.html

When activated, it is theorized that the collider will produce the elusive Higgs boson, the observation of which could confirm the predictions and "missing links" in the Standard Model of physics and could explain how other elementary particles acquire properties such as mass.[3][1] The verification of the existence of the Higgs boson would be a significant step in the search for a Grand Unified Theory, which seeks to unify three of the four known fundamental forces: electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force, leaving out only gravity. The Higgs boson may also help to explain why gravitation is so weak compared to the other three forces. In addition to the Higgs boson, other theorized novel particles that might be produced, and for which searches[4] are planned, include strangelets, micro black holes, magnetic monopoles and supersymmetric particles.[5]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider

:notsure: Hope these people know WTF they are doing. :P
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:39 pm

It will probably melt all the chocolate in Switzerland when they fire it up. :)
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:09 pm

Richard S. wrote:Hope these people know WTF they are doing


Of course they do! They have talked investors and governments into giving them bazillions of dollars to build a giant magnet. I'm sure all the designers get a handsome paycheck. Pretty smart people!

When they turn that bad boy on it's going to suck the screws out of eyeglass frames from miles around!
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:26 pm

The US version of a Superconducting Supper Collider was to be built in Texas. It was canceled by Congress in 1993. See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercondu ... r_Collider

Another short sighted example US investment in research tools needed by scientists to solve the world's energy needs. Do you think it will be American companies and workers that will benefit by its future scientific discoveries? We had our chance an blew it.
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:16 pm

Freddy wrote:When they turn that bad boy on it's going to suck the screws out of eyeglass frames from miles around!


:lol: :lol: :lol:


Excerpt from one of Richard's links:


......"When activated, it is theorized that the collider will produce the elusive Higgs boson, the observation of which could confirm the predictions and "missing links" in the Standard Model of physics and could explain how other elementary particles acquire properties such as mass.[3][1] The verification of the existence of the Higgs boson would be a significant step in the search for a Grand Unified Theory, which seeks to unify three of the four known fundamental forces: electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force, leaving out only gravity.".....



Hmmmmm,........I think my brain just exploded & is oozing out of my ears!
:fear:
(what scares me is the fact that there are people who really understand this stuff!) :shock:






But then again......

You can't fool me.........those pics came from Pinewood Studios in England from the set of the latest James Bond movie. :D
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:33 pm

Devil5052 wrote:leaving out only gravity.".....


WHAT?? No, no, no, I want the one that takes gravity into account. :) :)
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:00 pm

Freddy wrote:WHAT?? No, no, no, I want the one that takes gravity into account. :) :)


I wonder if that thing throws off any heat??? :gee:

I could buy one & put it beside my Harman TLC this winter! ( couldn't be That expensive!) :lol:
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:45 pm

Maybe it would make a good coal breaker. :idea:
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:22 am

About a 1 in 500 million chance of it sucking the earth into the black hole it makes. About the same odds of someone winning Powerball, and we all know nobody ever wins that lottery :shock: And you guys thought the cold war was scary.
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: ken On: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:26 am

i hope they keep it on the low setting for awhile. :)
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:45 am

I watched this on the Science channel in HD the show is called The Big Bang Machine.
http://science.discovery.com/tv-schedules/special.html?paid=48.8538.125296.36136.0
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:40 pm

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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:46 pm

Here's how they plan on keeping the Hadron Collider beam under control. See:

http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/astr ... to-stop-it
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:55 pm

e.alleg wrote:About a 1 in 500 million chance of it sucking the earth into the black hole it makes. About the same odds of someone winning Powerball, and we all know nobody ever wins that lottery :shock: And you guys thought the cold war was scary.


:shots: Here's to hoping it creates a black hole.
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Re: The Large Hadron Collider

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:17 pm

Can I at least get my new barn built before the black hole is created which will spell curtains for all of us? Jeez, finally I'm about to do something that I have been planning for years and a bunch of scientists are going to ruin all my fun...
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