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News from the LHC

Started by Snowcrash, April 08, 2010, 19:08:07 PM

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Snowcrash

Check out the latest from LHC here...
http://lhc.web.cern.ch/lhc/News.htm

The LHC is up and running and hitting records for the most powerfull collisions to date at 7TEV (3.5TEV per beam)
It will be doing science at this level for approx. 2 years.
It will then be upgraded to it's higher level (14TEV, 7TEV per beam)

1 TEV (terra electron volts) is a lot of power.

Here's hoping they find the Higgs boson.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

14 TEV is about the equivalent energy of a mosquito flying into you.

Doesn't sound much but a mosquito is millions (billions?) of atoms with even more protons and neutrons.

14TEV at the LHC is in 2 protons (or will be) and creates a temp of several trillion degrees.
(C, F or K whatever you want)
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Data

I remember all the rubbish some people were spreading about the LHC, its going to make a black hole and destroy the world LOL.

Many of them were religious nuts, Well they got that wrong hehe.

Interesting thread Snowy.

Snowcrash

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

More news from CERN...
http://cdsweb.cern.ch/journal/CERNBulletin/2010/27/News%20Articles/1274486?ln=en

They are still making the beams more intense and still a factor of 100 to go in power.
And they've dumped a new unit on me. The barn. Physics is all about fields, now we have barns too. Arrrgghhh  :o
What one is...
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

Latest news from the LHC here

Still ramping up the power but suffering with mysterious losses (cue dramatic music) da da daaaa
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Data


Snowcrash

Latest news from the LHC

They're still tweaking the machine so it is more usable. I rekon 6 months to 1 year before any important discoveries.

Thank you for the dramatic music Datahopa. I did smile  ;D

In related news, the Tevatron has excluded some energy bands for the Higgs. Leaving 2 main bands at this energy level. Full story here.
It is possible the the Higgs is not here but further up the energy band. It is also possible that the Higgs does not exist or is more than 1 particle (upto 5 with current 'theories')

There was a rumour that the Tevatron had found the Higgs recently. Not so apparently.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

Latest news from the LHC.

The machine is now commissioned and fully working. Just entering a re-commissioning phase to get it to the desired power intensities. 96 bunches at whatever pb-1 (I think this is peta barn).
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

Latest news from the LHC.

Nope, I dont get it either.   :o
It apears that getting the angles right if proving difficult.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

More news from the LHC.

Some unexpected finds and still ramping up the energy.

Still waiting with bated breath for any results though.  :-\
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snowcrash

News from the LHC.

The machine is now shut down for repairs/upgrades but will continue next month.

You can see the status of the LHC here.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freddy

This is pretty groovy - go into the tunnels and set it full screen.

http://petermccready.com/

Data

That is very cool Freddy, thanks for finding and posting it. I pressed F11 and put the browser into full screen for full effect.