Tag Results for LHC (11 Blogs)

  1. Success!

    Find the full-size image at Slashdot The LHC successfully circulated protons around the accelerator ring earlier this morning. (it was 9 am European time, so the Fermilab people were having a "pajama party" in their remote control center in Battavia, Illinois). The live webcast from the LHC control rooms still going on. Check it out! But an experimental physicist on the project who just got back from CERN told me that the "real" collisions won't commence until October. "This is when the real fun will start!" he said. …

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  2. More LHC!

    In addition to being the biggest particle physics experiment in history, the Large Hadron Collider will likely also soon win the prize for most random collection of media attempting to describe it. The gamut is huge: from the sublime to the mundane, from education to infotainment, and finally to the outright wackadoo, the experiment is so complicated that everyone is having a crack at explaining it to his or her target demographic. (Though the hip-hop-particle-physicist demographic is likely quite small, I would argue that it is also the most awesome.) Now, a nascent comic …

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  3. LHC Countdown: T minus one

    My God, it's full of stars. Tonight at 8 pm on the History Channel, Johns Hopkins University theoretical physicist David Kaplan hosts a program that will explain the significance of the Large Hadron Collider, which is the largest particle physics experiment in history and after twenty-some years of design and construction is finally ready to be fired up tomorrow. The show is called "The Next Big Bang." Later today I'll also be posting a video about the LHC (albeit with considerably lower production values and a less hyperbolic title). I was at CERN in July …

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