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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 07:55 PM
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Large Hadron Collider to start hunt for 'God particle'
The organisation that operates the Large Hadron Collider has set a date for the start of its science programme.

On Tuesday 30 March, engineers at Cern will make their first attempt to collide beams at an energy of 3.5 trillion electronvolts (TeV) per beam.

The LHC reached this beam energy last week, breaking its own particle beam energy record.

But, among other things, engineers will need to ensure the beams are stable at 3.5 TeV before trying for collisions.










http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8582778.stm

woohoo
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 07:57 PM
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1. I don't know why but I feel they will be generating more questions
than answers... seems to be a trend with this sort of endeavor.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:00 PM
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3. thats the beauty of it!!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:00 PM
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4. That's science for ya. :^)
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:00 PM
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2. All my good karma to the LHC. Stay Cool!
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:03 PM
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5. Great stuff, love it.
But remember there will be nuts out there predicting the end of the world.

;)
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:11 PM
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6. The God Particle is a great book
Edited on Tue Mar-23-10 08:11 PM by ixion
Lederman has the typical wit of a physicist, and he writes decently as well.

Here's to tracking it down for real. :toast:
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andym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:22 PM
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7. The Higgs boson is supposed to be responsible for conferring mass
on other particles (that have mass) in the Standard Model.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:39 PM
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8. More detailed info at the Cern public site..
Edited on Tue Mar-23-10 08:41 PM by tridim
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:44 PM
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9. I hear it spends most of it's time worrying about who is fucking who & if they're married or not.
Get it? "God particle"?

... :shrug:

Anyway, stupid name, incredibly interesting experiment.
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