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Offline Snowcrash Topic starter
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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.
Posted April 08, 2010, 19:08:07 PM
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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)
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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.
Posted May 21, 2010, 12:34:46 PM Logged

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Latest news on commissioning as of the 24/05/10

http://cdsweb.cern.ch/journal/CERNBulletin/2010/21/News%20Articles/1266273?ln=en

Soon to start real science
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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  Shocked
What one is...
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Latest news from the LHC here

Still ramping up the power but suffering with mysterious losses (cue dramatic music) da da daaaa
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<iframe width="554" height="385" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/EVJiWaUNsHM?fs=1&start=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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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  Grin

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.
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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).
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Latest news from the LHC.

Nope, I dont get it either.   Shocked
It apears that getting the angles right if proving difficult.
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More news from the LHC.

Some unexpected finds and still ramping up the energy.

Still waiting with bated breath for any results though.  Undecided
Posted October 20, 2010, 23:14:26 PM Logged
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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.
Posted October 21, 2010, 19:35:55 PM Logged
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This is pretty groovy - go into the tunnels and set it full screen.

http://petermccready.com/
Posted October 21, 2010, 19:43:11 PM Logged

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