Originally posted by argentus
I'm very interested in the interactions that might be indicative or produce evidence toward gravitational energies being translated into other dimensions. I kind of think of this as akin to higher levels of orbital energies, but not certain that's a proper analogy. What are your thoughts on this aspect of the experiments?
I don't have any fears of micro-singularities, but would also like to know if the theorized situations that might occur to produce strangelets are random, or are steps being taken to avoid formation of them?
Originally posted by Shere Khaan
I guess my point is that currently science's best guess about gravity at the moment is the higg's boson. When they presumably don't find what they are looking for (I'm with Hawkings on this one) they pretty much have to go back to the drawing board.
21.30 at least 300 turns!
On the menu for today/tomorrow
- Beam 1 beam based measurements, circulating beam
- Beam dump commissioning, either beam
- RF capture (beam 2 ready)
- Consolidation of settings and recycle
- Instrumentation commissioning
Originally posted by antar
What a great time you must have had working there can you tell us more of your personal experiences?
how did you find us and how long have you been reading the
Originally posted by srsen
Could it be speculated that the Higgs-particle is not actually being created at the moment of impact, but is instead actually simply shifting its dimensional nature, therefore becoming detectable?
Could the Higgs-particle be the result of some kind of dimensional rift which the particle collision and the high energy levels creates?
Originally posted by son of PC
I don't think that the scientists can destroy the planet, but they could quite easily blow themselves up.
Originally posted by ...and justice for some
do you think that the LHC could start any new weapons like a super nuke or something?
Originally posted by whatukno
what do you think the next step is going to be? What (if any) data can be extrapolated in the fraction of a second that the particles collide?
I had also heard that this machine was also going to be used to create a tiny singularity. (sigh) Any insight into why this singularity will just evaporate instead of grow into a massive black hole and engulf the entirety of the solar system?
If my understanding about singularities is correct, (just based on reading a brief history of time, and a book from his cambridge lectures) which I will admit, I didn't understand completely. Singularities will just evaporate over a given amount of time based on the origional energy put into the singularity instead of grow because of the energy collected from the edge of the event horizon. Is this the case with the singularity proposed to be created at LHC?
Originally posted by antar
Are there people/civilians that live within that 17 mile area inside the ring? And if not how close are domiciles to the experimentation area? I would love to hear if they have strange anomalies happen after this really gets moving and shaking.
Also if we google the coordinates where on earth is the opposite end on the planet? Wonder if they will experience anything out of the norm?
Also if they are attempting to discover the billionth second after the big bang, how do they stabilize that affect in order to observe?
Originally posted by seb2882
I've read somewhere that the next step in the project was going to generate an "enormous energy concentration". Just how much energy would it be, and as a pointer, to what can we compare it to?
Originally posted by eaganthorn
Perhaps you could shed some light on the number theories that might be addressed as well as the number and purpose of the various sensors that are installed.
Originally posted by glad_to_be_His
I'm just wondering if the higher-energy factor that occurs in nature isn't the very thing that protects us from the disaster? Is that possible?
Originally posted by Yarcofin
Why are multiple governments pooling together 6 billion dollars to make this machine to study particle collision? What use is it? What technologies or applicable groundbreaking discoveries will come out of this project?
Why is this project a better descision than, say, spending 6 billion on alternative energy (unless this experiment will contribute advanced knowledge of nuclear fission/fusion) or medicine?
Originally posted by qonone
Do you know what could happen if the machine (tunnel pipeline) breaks on collision impact? The unknown particles should enter the surrounding atmosphere, not?
Originally posted by oatie
If the cooling system failed it would be catastrophic. the magnets would explode and pretty much destroy the 5.8 billion dollar experiment.
Originally posted by noobfun
and as for the mini blackholes calculations showed that if they were created only 1 in 10 or 100 ish would get trapped by the earth and they would be so small they could actually travel through the empty space in solid objects and on the rare occasions they actual do collide it would take years for them to eat a single proton and exahust thm selves long before the millions of years they would take to start causing problems for anything bigger then stray particles
Originally posted by qonone
I am just thinking if (a big if) at collision in October the machine cracks or break. Those "unknown" particles they are searching for should surely enter our atmosphere and seeing it is unknown no one can truly be sure what would happen. Sure they have a back up, well i hope.
Originally posted by pazcat
Are there any good feeds still running or a place to get latest updates of whats currently happening, the webcast was great but now thats gone i cant find much