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The World is Not Obliterated (LHC First Particle Beam Collision!)

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posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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gizmodo.com...

Hate to say I told you so yeaaa (sorry nostradumass believers)

Geneva, 23 November 2009. Today the LHC circulated two beams simultaneously for the first time, allowing the operators to test the synchronization of the beams and giving the experiments their first chance to look for proton-proton collisions. With just one bunch of particles circulating in each direction, the beams can be made to cross in up to two places in the ring. From early in the afternoon, the beams were made to cross at points 1 and 5, home to the ATLAS and CMS detectors, both of which were on the lookout for collisions. Later, beams crossed at points 2 and 8, ALICE and LHCb.
"It's a great achievement to have come this far in so short a time," said CERN* Director General Rolf Heuer. "But we need to keep a sense of perspective – there's still much to do before we can start the LHC physics programme."

Beams were first tuned to produce collisions in the ATLAS detector, which recorded its first candidate for collisions at 14:22 this afternoon. Later, the beams were optimised for CMS. In the evening, ALICE had the first optimisation, followed by LHCb.
"This is great news, the start of a fantastic era of physics and hopefully discoveries after 20 years' work by the international community to build a machine and detectors of unprecedented complexity and performance," said ATLAS spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti.
"The events so far mark the start of the second half of this incredible voyage of discovery of the secrets of nature," said CMS spokesperson Tejinder Virdee.
"It was standing room only in the ALICE control room and cheers erupted with the first collisions," said ALICE spokesperson Jurgen Schukraft. "This is simply tremendous."
"The tracks we're seeing are beautiful," said LHCb spokesperson Andrei Golutvin, "we're all ready for serious data taking in a few days time."
These developments come just three days after the LHC restart, demonstrating the excellent performance of the beam control system. Since the start-up, the operators have been circulating beams around the ring alternately in one direction and then the other at the injection energy of 450 GeV. The beam lifetime has gradually been increased to 10 hours, and today beams have been circulating simultaneously in both directions, still at the injection energy.
Next on the schedule is an intense commissioning phase aimed at increasing the beam intensity and accelerating the beams. All being well, by Christmas, the LHC should reach 1.2 TeV per beam, and have provided good quantities of collision data for the experiments' calibrations.

Picture graphs -- gizmodo.com...

Cheers and Hooray for Science!

Jeff




posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 05:09 PM
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Hmmm...I dunno...my head feels a little funny and I'm seeing some spots...


Glad to see the first one went well. May all the ones that follow do the same, which they may or may not. But I'm impatient, so I'll bite and say bring on the cheap energy already! Show of the fruits of all this.



posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 05:15 PM
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Physicist Chad Orzel says this is how it pans out to what we will find

The Higgs Boson: 95%
Supersymmetry: 60%
Large Extra Dimensions: 1%
Warped Extra Dimensions: 10%
Black Holes: 0.1%
Stable Black Holes That Eat Up the Earth, Destroying All Living Organisms in the Process: 10-25% (if the .1 percent black holes is possible)
Evidence for or against String Theory: 0.5%
Dark Matter: 15%
Dark Energy: 0.1%
Strong Dynamics: 5%
New Massive Gauge Bosons: 2%
New Quarks or Leptons: 2%
Preons: 1%
Mysterious Missing Energy: 15%.
Baryon-Number Violation: 0.2%
Magnetic Monopoles, Strangelets, Q-Balls, Solitons: 1%.
Unparticles: 0.5%
Antimatter: 100%
God: 10-20%. More likely than stable black holes, but still a long shot.
Something that Has Never Been Predicted: 50%
Something that Has Been Predicted, but Not Listed Above: 2%



Take that gloom and doomers!

interesting stuff



posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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0.1% is rather high. This thing is owned by people related to TPTB, so you can't be sure that this is not their desperate attempt to destroy the Earth. Hope someone or something sabotage it again.



posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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The high energy experiments have not been done, so the headline for this thread should not give you a sense of relief as yet.

I expect we will all wait to see what will happen with bated breath.



posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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0.1% is the chance a woman will get pregnant on birth control and that happens all the time haha.



posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 07:21 PM
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But there is only a 0.01 to 0.025% chance that an earth destroying black hole will be created. It's acceptable. Likely the black hole is unexpected.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 10:39 PM
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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 10:45 PM
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Why would any of the other collisions be different? This is a wonderful invention and will enlighten us beyond our years. People need to stop worrying and start cheering on the individuals who want to further our knowledge of the universe. I've always been all for the LHC - I could only dream to be a part of the team that operates the colossal machine!



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 11:04 PM
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Damn...

Uhm... I thought there was just a hole in my floor, but it's been getting bigger all day and might just eat the house by Midnight...

Think I should call someone?




posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by mopusvindictus
Damn...

Uhm... I thought there was just a hole in my floor, but it's been getting bigger all day and might just eat the house by Midnight...

Think I should call someone?



naw but you don't have to worry about rubbish bins anymore just throw it in the big hole!



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 11:19 PM
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Originally posted by Myollinir
Why would any of the other collisions be different? This is a wonderful invention and will enlighten us beyond our years. People need to stop worrying and start cheering on the individuals who want to further our knowledge of the universe. I've always been all for the LHC - I could only dream to be a part of the team that operates the colossal machine!


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When the collision energy is higher than the Planck scale ED, the cross-section for the creation of black holes is quite large (~500 pbarn) and has no suppression factor.

Source CERN

The energy's involved aren't high enough for anything unexpected to happen yet it's almost a sure thing when they turn up the power to what is intended that will change.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:08 AM
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lol and what is even more hilarious is that .1% is human error lol.


to the op until the high power tests are ran which are going to range from 5-7 TeV.( they are even talking about upgrading it to an 11 TeV system by next christmas) I wouldnt jump the gun with threads like this considering they have only ran .5 TeV through the system. So I suggest we all keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.
Peace

JC



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 04:07 AM
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How about someone filling the LHC with mercury plasma (pressurized at 250,000 atmospheres at a temperature of 150 degrees Kelvin), and accelerating it to 50,000 rpm - to create a super-conductive plasma with the resulting gravity disruption.


I want to see if the complex will rise out of the ground, and fly off into space.



[edit on 12/8/2009 by Larryman]

[edit on 12/8/2009 by Larryman]



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