Skip to comments.CERN: LHC Produces First Physics Results
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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Lemme guess.....a hockey stick graph????
Nearly every kernel popped!
The atom smasher would make one heck of an execution device, for convicted phony scientists and Gorean scamsters.
Did we all die?
Well, none that they saw, anyway.
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 ...
Everywhere and nowhere.
Sounds kind of a 2 dimensional thing to me ;^)
I had a Flashforward....
Yes, welcome to Heck.
Phil? Izzat you?
Not sure, insufficient light to tell.
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.
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.
Taken from your view, you might have a point.
Hung up on a "Point Thing" tonight are we ;^)
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.
I just have a twisted mind.
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.
“To me, its 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.
Don’t bet on it.