Sticking Your Hand In The Large Hadron Collider

Submitted by: SlothOfDoom 6 years ago in Science

Scientists attempt to answer sciency questions.
There are 38 comments:
Male 628
Biitches like infinity
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Male 411
awesome video
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Male 1,744
"Superpowers". Just say "superpowers" and we`ll all be happy...and the LHC will become a tourist attraction immediately.
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Male 2,121
@SlothOfDoom Yeah, several. The most famous smaller particle accelerator is probably the Stanford Linear Collider.

But in particle physics size matters, and there are always plans for a bigger one. The next one is going to be called the Very Large Hadron Collider, inventive I know.

This uninventive naming style crops up in other areas too. In astronomy there is a telescope called the Very Large Telescope. It`s pretty big. Then the next one in development is the Extremely Large Telescope. It`s quite a bit bigger. Then the one planned even later, but unfortunately cancelled, is the Overwhelmingly Large Telescope. Seriously.

Even trying to give things good names doesn`t always work. When they were naming a new pair of quarks (a type of particle) there were two competing ideas Truth and Beauty, or Top and Bottom. A compromise was reached and the accepted names are now Top and Beauty.
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Male 1,222
Still, the world is ending in 6 days people
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Male 328
@SlothOfDoom

Actually yes, there is a smaller one the US, but they are planning to shut it down within the next few years.
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Male 12,365
[quote">I didn`t make it to the end, but did he ever ask them what they`re planning on doing with that thing?[/quote">

No, because that`s well known and thus not an interestingly odd question.

They`re going to play a really big game of swingball :)

Here`s a sensible answer

The highest-profile experiment is looking for evidence of the Higgs boson. Put simply, it`s not clear why anything has mass. Obviously stuff has mass, but it`s not clearly understood how stuff has mass. The prevailing explanation for the last 40-odd years was devised by Higgs and depends on the existence of a particle named after him. The LHC will create conditions in which Higgs bosons will be created if they exist. So the experiment will go a very long way towards proving or disproving the theory.
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Male 2,033
I there a Smallish Hadron Collider?
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Male 6,694
And then one day the Hadron Collider turned into a Black Hole and consumed us all.
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Female 38
@Oystah yes, it`s amazing and terrifying! But you have to watch from start to finish to even begin to understand what is going to happen to you!
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Male 50
I love how both women went for infinity as their fave symbol. For the same "it just goes round and round, derp" reason =p.
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Female 4,039
I didn`t make it to the end, but did he ever ask them what they`re planning on doing with that thing?
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Female 108
[quote]You`ll get a twitch in your pants to know that I look similar to him (same glasses, age, facial hair, or so others have remarked to me) and my accent is identical. [/quote]

If my pants held something that could twitch, they would. :-X
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Male 1,360
yeap I suscribed too.
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Male 4,290
I love Sixty Symbols.
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Male 12,138
[quote]that scottish physicist is hot hot hot[/quote]
Gerry, he`s not Scottish. That`s Philip Moriarty, from Ulster in Ireland, where I`m from. You`ll get a twitch in your pants to know that I look similar to him (same glasses, age, facial hair, or so others have remarked to me) and my accent is identical.

Also, I`m not gay (as far as I know, never tried it), but if I ever start putting from the rough, hit me up an email and we can get freaky. ;-)
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Male 262
Sooo... physicists don`t realize that "bras" have other connotations? Way to live up to the stereotype.
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Male 10,855
essentially this would happen:
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Male 2,121
Yay, physics! You`d be surprised how much us physicists love being asked these sorts of questions. It`s especially good if you have the background knowledge to answer with confidence like the guy did for the LHC one.
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Male 562
Well, get out the pig carcass. We got some experimenting to do.
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Male 101
I subbed to this channel ages ago, I suggest you all do the same ^.^
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Female 723
@Jack- Thank you so much! I`m interested in following up on his work.
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Male 10,440
I don`t mean to stir the pot here... well actually I do.

The "do our scientists believe in god?" video is pretty funny.

No. No. No. I don`t know. No. No. No.
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Male 1,451
I like bras too.

Good video, part of my likes these weird thought experiments but part of me sees them as a waste of time. But to some extent everything in science starts as a weird thought experience. It`s just that some are able to be tested and even fewer still are able to be solved.
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Male 4,547
Additional fact: Betelgeuse is actually from the Arabic "Bet Al Jus", which means "Orion`s armpit" kinda.
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Male 45
@ LTimeLurker His name is Professor Ed Copeland and he works in the field of particle cosmology.
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Male 4,547
Ok, changing the title to something that doesn`t make 200 million people hate science for no reason.

Seriously guys, if you actually love science, why purposely turn people away from it for no conceivable benefit?

The world is better with science.
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Male 3,431
Cool video, the questions about symbols is a bit odd I suppose, but why not ask? My favorite symbol is $.
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Male 25,416
i lost interest
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Female 723
Okay, let me clarify. Of what is he the professor? I assume he`s a professor at the University of Nottingham. >.<
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Male 528
brain`s on the verge of melting, but i think i got all that
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Female 723
Can anyone tell me who the man in the light blue shirt is? The one who attempts to describe the effect of the beam on the hand/body the most...

Where does he teach and who is he?
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Male 2,700
I imagine in would be something like the robot in the movie "The day the Earth stood Still", or the priest in "Chronnicals of Riddick"

Pretty much it would tear you apart one particle at a time. But very quickly.
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Male 118
It`s probably bad that I feel the women weren`t as smart.. The blonde one just annoyed me.. I`m bad.
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Male 38,483

that scottish physicist is hot hot hot
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Male 3,285
interesting. but at 13 mins long is too much
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Male 633
TLDW
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Male 2,033
Link: Sticking Your Hand In The Large Hadron Collider [Rate Link] - Scientists attempt to answer sciency questions.
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