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Originally posted by Alora
what, exactly, is the main goal of this project in your own words ?
Originally posted by Shere Khaan
What are the plans when (if) they don't find what they are looking for?
Originally posted by CzErased
if the LHC fails to work for some reason, whats plan B? [-if you have any inside scope-]
Originally posted by Allred5923
So, I guess you could say I am asking "What if the cooling systems fail and the entire 17 mi. of conductive area is unable to 'chill' itself for containment?"
Originally posted by Fibonacci11235
what could finding the god particle lead to?
any possible practical applications for it?
Originally posted by TeraBlight
It's not really that sort of search. It's not like looking for a treasure chest, and if it's not there, you've failed. Instead, it's like climbing up to a ridge to get a look at the valley beyond. There are certain expectations of what will be found, but not finding it is just as valuable information, to an extent.
- wibbler on Sep 9th, 2008 at 1:31 pm
Surely we can at least approximately predict when the various components of the standard model will be rediscovered?
- JoAnne on Sep 9th, 2008 at 1:40 pm
Wibbler: The plan is to have a short physics run later this Fall at 10 TeV center of mass energy (collison energy of the protons). This will give the detectors a chance to calibrate themselves by observing the Standard Model particles.
- graviton383 on Sep 9th, 2008 at 2:03 pm
As JoA said it’s pretty clear that the SM particles will all be `rediscovered’ with only a (very) [f]ew inverse picobarns…so maybe with only a month of running at 10 TeV.