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Sticking Your Hand In The Large Hadron Collider

Hits: 18589 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Science | Added by: SlothOfDoom
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mamba
Male, 18-29, Europe
 618 Posts
Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:08:40 PM
Biitches like infinity

thecurt
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 413 Posts
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:51:36 AM
awesome video

phoneybone
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1750 Posts
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:15:32 AM
"Superpowers". Just say "superpowers" and we'll all be happy...and the LHC will become a tourist attraction immediately.

danthew
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2137 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 5:23:15 PM
@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.

MauserTM
Male, 18-29, S. America
 1223 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 5:04:37 PM
Still, the world is ending in 6 days people

HeadiesRusH
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 329 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 4:51:13 PM
@SlothOfDoom

Actually yes, there is a smaller one the US, but they are planning to shut it down within the next few years.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11015 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 2:23:34 PM
[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.

SlothOfDoom
Male, 30-39, Canada
 2041 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 2:04:11 PM
I there a Smallish Hadron Collider?

meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 12:18:55 PM
And then one day the Hadron Collider turned into a Black Hole and consumed us all.

anafa
Female, 18-29, Europe
 38 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 10:05:51 AM
@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!

cossack10
Male, 18-29, Europe
 49 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 7:18:48 AM
I love how both women went for infinity as their fave symbol. For the same "it just goes round and round, derp" reason =p.

Oystah
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3854 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 7:02:49 AM
I didn't make it to the end, but did he ever ask them what they're planning on doing with that thing?

Audizuki
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 108 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 6:55:29 AM
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.


If my pants held something that could twitch, they would.

PierreJeanFR
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1337 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 6:14:10 AM
yeap I suscribed too.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Monday, May 16, 2011 5:13:09 AM
I love Sixty Symbols.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12009 Posts
Sunday, May 15, 2011 11:31:47 PM
that scottish physicist is hot hot hot

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.

adam432823
Male, 30-39, Western US
 263 Posts
Sunday, May 15, 2011 10:54:07 PM
Sooo... physicists don't realize that "bras" have other connotations? Way to live up to the stereotype.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10207 Posts
Sunday, May 15, 2011 6:56:47 PM
essentially this would happen:

danthew
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2137 Posts
Sunday, May 15, 2011 6:19:52 PM
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.

Garu
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 564 Posts
Sunday, May 15, 2011 5:27:22 PM
Well, get out the pig carcass. We got some experimenting to do.

ZacWasHere
Male, 18-29, Australia
 100 Posts
Sunday, May 15, 2011 4:50:47 PM
I subbed to this channel ages ago, I suggest you all do the same ^.^

LTimeLurker
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 713 Posts
Sunday, May 15, 2011 3:13:13 PM
@Jack- Thank you so much! I'm interested in following up on his work.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Sunday, May 15, 2011 3:04:05 PM
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.

Spider_sol
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1454 Posts
Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:38:37 PM
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.

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:07:01 PM
Additional fact: Betelgeuse is actually from the Arabic "Bet Al Jus", which means "Orion's armpit" kinda.

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