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CERN: LHC Produces First Physics Results
Space Daily ^ | Dec. 7, 2009 | Staff

Posted on 12/06/2009 9:08:01 PM PST by Duke C.

After 20 years in the making, the first physics results have come out of CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Physicists from the University of Birmingham played a key role in analyzing these collisions and producing the first results from the 27 km circular atom smasher near Geneva.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: atoms; blackholes; doomsday; physics
No black holes created yet...
1 posted on 12/06/2009 9:08:02 PM PST by Duke C.
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To: Duke C.

Lemme guess.....a hockey stick graph????


2 posted on 12/06/2009 9:09:23 PM PST by keithtoo (when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to)
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To: Duke C.

Nearly every kernel popped!


3 posted on 12/06/2009 9:11:57 PM PST by 100%FEDUP (I'm seeing RED!)
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To: Duke C.

The atom smasher would make one heck of an execution device, for convicted phony scientists and Gorean scamsters.


4 posted on 12/06/2009 9:14:33 PM PST by rfp1234 (R.I.P. Scotty 7/2007-11/2009.)
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To: Duke C.

Did we all die?


5 posted on 12/06/2009 9:31:34 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 319 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Duke C.

Well, none that they saw, anyway.


6 posted on 12/06/2009 9:32:55 PM PST by Fabozz
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To: Duke C.

Every time I read something about groundbreaking science now, there is a part of my mind that asks “are they collecting data and theorizing, or are they looking for data sets to extrapolate into an already formulated UNscientific sociopolitical agenda?”

My cynicism probably isn’t warranted for physics research, but I’ll never hear another climatologist without wondering ...


7 posted on 12/06/2009 9:37:08 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Duke C.
Where's the Higgs boson, where's the Higgs boson???
8 posted on 12/06/2009 9:37:31 PM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: The Cajun

Everywhere and nowhere.


9 posted on 12/06/2009 9:38:34 PM PST by behzinlea
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To: behzinlea
Everywhere and nowhere.

Sounds kind of a 2 dimensional thing to me ;^)

10 posted on 12/06/2009 9:48:06 PM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: null and void

I had a Flashforward....


11 posted on 12/06/2009 9:51:12 PM PST by Lawdoc (My dad married my aunt, so now my cousins are my brothers. Go figure.)
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To: null and void

Yes, welcome to Heck.


12 posted on 12/06/2009 9:51:25 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Duke C.

13 posted on 12/06/2009 9:51:46 PM PST by stormer
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To: irishtenor

Phil? Izzat you?


14 posted on 12/06/2009 10:01:36 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 319 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

Not sure, insufficient light to tell.

:>)


15 posted on 12/06/2009 10:11:11 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: irishtenor
Here's a insufficiently lighted mirror...


16 posted on 12/06/2009 10:20:05 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 319 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Duke C.

I’m afraid my attitude is that unless something really fantastically wacky happens like the creation of a black hole that slowly engulfs the earth or something, chances are as an intelligent species we really aren’t any better off after running these experiments than we would be if we waited a couple hundred more years to run these experiments. In fact, possibly worse off because of all the money and electric power consumed that could have fed a lot of people or funded some technology that could really help humanity. To me, it’s more big science for an elite group of physicists to research a kind of micro-cosmology: something so impractically small and so high energy that it has essentially nothing to do with human experience. I guess a better case might be made for big astronomy because the expense of doing it is probably a great deal less, particularly in light of what has been learned.


17 posted on 12/06/2009 10:27:36 PM PST by dr_who
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To: The Cajun; behzinlea
Sounds kind of a 2 dimensional thing to me

Actually, God is one-dimensional. God is a point.

That is why scientists say the Universe originated from a single point.

18 posted on 12/06/2009 10:30:35 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2
Actually, God is one-dimensional. God is a point.
That is why scientists say the Universe originated from a single point.

Not wanting to get to religious on a physics thread, but it is my view that the Lord exists outside of all dimensions space/time and is not bound by any.

19 posted on 12/06/2009 10:46:03 PM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: The Cajun
but it is my view that the Lord exists outside of all dimensions space/time and is not bound by any.

Taken from your view, you might have a point.

20 posted on 12/06/2009 10:52:36 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: UCANSEE2
Taken from your view, you might have a point.

Hung up on a "Point Thing" tonight are we ;^)

21 posted on 12/06/2009 11:00:37 PM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: The Cajun

I’m just hacked off because I was eager to see the RESULTS (”CERN: LHC Produces First Physics Results”) and all I got was a black hole.


22 posted on 12/06/2009 11:40:14 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: The Cajun

I just have a twisted mind.

(x;^ )


23 posted on 12/06/2009 11:43:10 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: dr_who
CERN might actually have saved the world some money.

A decade or so ago we were going to build the Superconducting Supercollider in Texas, but the project was cancelled prematurely by congress.

A lot of US physicists with no other job prospects became number-crunchers on Wall Street. They used the expertise they gained in tracking the collisions of millions of particles to track the millions of trades that happen in the world economy.

Some of the models they developed eventually morphed into the sophisticated financial products (MBS's, CDS's, CDO's, etc.) that amplified the effects of the real estate bubble.

If we had spent a few billion more dollars to complete the Superconducting Supercollider those physicists would have remained employed in hunting for bosons rather than hunting for bozos to buy their companys' bogus products.

Maybe Europe is not hurting quite so bad because they still have physicists doing physics well ... and not economics poorly.

24 posted on 12/07/2009 12:39:19 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: dr_who

“To me, it’s more big science for an elite group of physicists to research a kind of micro-cosmology: something so impractically small and so high energy that it has essentially nothing to do with human experience.”

On the flip side, What is learned from high speed collisions could very well change our understanding of Quantum Mechanics, gravity, multiple dimensions, a whole host of interesting stuff.


25 posted on 12/07/2009 12:41:54 PM PST by Duke C.
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To: Duke C.

Don’t bet on it.


26 posted on 12/07/2009 3:32:16 PM PST by dr_who
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