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#417801 - 04/04/10 10:50 PM Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) [Re: DamienMocata]
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It's easy to be afraid of those things that we don't understand at first. But it is also an err in judgement on our part not to search for the reality of any given situation.

I always find it a bit laughable when I hear things like, 'Ir'll kill us all'. The ones who say these types of things usually have a very narrow view of the actual topic in question.

I highly doubt that if it was a danger, the top physicists in the world would be saying otherwise, much less even be able to get the funding for such an experiment.

Very well said DamienMocata, I'm not on top of physics like I'd like to be, but this post was much like reading 'A Brief History of Time'. Very understandable to the laymen.
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#417803 - 04/05/10 01:14 AM Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) [Re: DamienMocata]
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Actually it was very nicely put. And like I said I'm no expert, so thanks for putting it all into a perspective I can understand.


Edited by Wormwood536 (04/05/10 01:27 AM)
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#418300 - 04/10/10 03:15 PM Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) [Re: DamienMocata]
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Originally Posted By: DamienMocata

Now, in the LHC, atoms are collided together using intense Electromagnetic fields which accelerate them to near light speed. It takes an awful lot of energy to accelerate anything to near light speed. (In fact, it takes a nearly infinite amount of energy to get to light speed, but that's another story).


I am intrigued by the Higgs field, as a framework for the standard model (although I admit that I'm personally rather quite lost in the somewhat metaphysical speculations about superstrings and M-theory).

The LHC is, in my eyes, as was probably indicated by the tone of the OP, a sex-machine par excellance and although they have had some setbacks with the project (which is what you'd expect with this level of technology) I think it will produce some interesting results in the years to come.



Edited by XUL (04/10/10 04:11 PM)
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#418301 - 04/10/10 03:34 PM Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) [Re: XUL]
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OK, I'll throw this one in as well, as it is a pretty good description of how the standard particle model, through the Higgs field, unites with the standard cosmological model in order to produce a coherent physical image of the entire known (or knowable) universe:



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#418302 - 04/10/10 04:10 PM Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) [Re: XUL]
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Part 2:

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#427440 - 07/25/10 03:14 PM Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) [Re: XUL]
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Vanishing dimensions

The LHC could reveal "spectacular evidence" of one spatial dimension vanishing as the machine approaches the high-energy conditions seen soon after the Big Bang, says Landsberg. If his ideas are correct, then the LHC will soon start to access a two-dimensional universe. "Collision debris that you would expect to spray out in three dimensions, will instead be confined to a two-dimensional plane," he says.


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#427446 - 07/25/10 04:40 PM Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) [Re: DamienMocata]
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I personally think it's ridiculous to consider that humans could ever create a legitimate full size black hole. (I do however believe that we can create micro black holes that only lasts fractions of a second.) When our sun dies, an object that is fueled by nuclear fusion at its core, that has been going on for roughly 5 BILLION years and will go strong for roughly another 5 BILLION years, even it isn't powerful enough to create a black hole, much less mere mortals. It takes a star at least 20 times the mass of our sun to create a black hole when it dies in a supernova explosion. In a few days of this type of explosion the dying star puts out more energy then the sun will put out in its entire approximate 10 BILLION year lifetime.

To read more on this subject feel free to go here

I'm kind of a huge space nerd grin


Edited by Hatred_Incarnate (07/25/10 04:44 PM)
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#432119 - 09/15/10 02:56 PM Re: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) [Re: Hatred_Incarnate]
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Originally Posted By: Hatred_Incarnate
I do however believe that we can create micro black holes that only lasts fractions of a second.


See now, that's what I find fascinating. The LHC is like the most ultimate, upgraded version that exists of the old boys' game of picking things apart to find out how they work. The nerd in me finds it exciting to think that minuscle black holes can possibly be created and the processes that led up to that point may be extrapolated to space-at-large. I recently had an interesting exchange of words with somebody about this issue - and we agreed (after much bruhaha) on the notion that the sum total of energy and mass in all of the known universe equals zero.
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