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LHC: Collisions!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by miles01110, Mar 30, 2010.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/science/31collider.html?hp (among others)

    ...and yet we're all still here and not at the center of a black hole. Great job maintaining your grip on reality, science!
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    Well.....if the entire solar system was sucked into a black hole, would we know about it? :p
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    It's going to take them some time to compile all the data but I can't wait to hear more about it.
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    I'm sure Brian Cox can't wait to travel the world and tell us...
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    :D Aww, I love him! He explains vastly complicated topics in the most eloquent, bite-sized and understandable way. I like that he tries to make science less intimidating.
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    He's good when he talks about more complicated things. The BBC programme looks very pretty but is massively dumbed down.

    I can't imagine how much data there must be to look through now.
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    Definitely but I think that's the point. To make it all less daunting and scary for the average person out there but still keep it interesting enough. It's like a gateway drug to proper astrophysics!

    (for anyone not sure what we're on about, here's a link but if you're outside the UK, the video won't work)
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    Incredible. I wonder how many other civilizations across the universe have done this before.
  9. macrumors Core

    Yeah, just not so sure about him having to travel around the world to do it...
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    Personally, I'm more partial to Neil deGrasse Tyson...
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    Call me when you've found a Higgs boson... :eek: :D
  13. macrumors 6502

    That should be easy to figure out. Just count the number of black holes that are approximately Earth-sized. :)
  14. macrumors newbie

    ha!!! But you mean, would have been earth sized :p since the event horizon of the hole would be approx. 9mm...try finding that in space. Reassuring, isn't it..
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    Don't panic

    close enough...

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    Well of course I meant mass when I said size. And you're right, there's a bit of a needle-in-haystack problem. But that's for the physicists to solve, I'm just here to provide the ideas.
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    This is so interesting. Hopefully we find a lot more about anti-matter/higgs boson.

    And roll on 14TeV in 2012/2013!!!!!!
  19. macrumors Core


    More findings...

    High energy collisions reveal a paleoparticle

  20. Moderator emeritus


    Nice. :D Happy April Fools' Day! :)
  21. macrumors 6502a

    We're a while away yet from getting this thing up to speed. Just you wait :rolleyes: LOL
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    Awwww, you never know, could be true! :D
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    It is nice to see that this is up and running finally.
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    For god's sake don't do 14 Tev in 2012, talk about tempting fate!:D

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