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by photino
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hello...
Replies: 11
Views: 3729

Re: Hello...

photino still hasn't been discovered yet...
by photino
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Science
Topic: LHC will find God Particle by end of the year.
Replies: 8
Views: 2994

Re: LHC will find God Particle by end of the year.

Didn't even have to wait till the end of the year :^)
by photino
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: 5 sigma Higgs !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 80458

Re: 5 sigma Higgs !!!

:)

Some kind of Higgs... now to find out which kind :D
by photino
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Lazy Anti-Protons ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3451

Re: Lazy Anti-Protons ?

Strange. There is another copy here http://gothamist.com/2012/04/01/bbc_suc ... _fools.php
by photino
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Lazy Anti-Protons ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3451

Re: Lazy Anti-Protons ?

Apparently this was on the BBC News site: https://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/551165413.jpg?key=647437&Expires=1333294750&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA&Signature=L8Jt-NPUAYBNrNYq1bkJx8CdiH-cbcP1k1eMR3qCttSdhOVTU~UKJj3444ozUzZH6ppzkDKpSo56w8Xb-E3eBYtMGKjuJOngthHDx8mf~3Nszl35zta-hB1~...
by photino
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Matt Strassler's website
Replies: 1
Views: 1483

Matt Strassler's website

For those who haven't come across it yet: Prof. Matt Strassler is providing a running update and commentary on the physics results news coming out of the LHC data analysis, along with some excellent explanatory articles about the particle physics involved, the various processes the detectors have to...
by photino
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: How can a black hole have electric charge?
Replies: 11
Views: 9616

Re: How can a black hole have electric charge?

Hawking radiation can emit particles other than photons, including charged particles. However, this is a still problem, because presumably by the time the hole evaporates, its mass is smaller than the mass of the smallest charged particle; there are no massless charged particles. Nobody understands...
by photino
Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Happy New Year Everyone!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Re: Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Happy New Year everyone! May your collisions be bountiful etc.
by photino
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Anything happening ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Anything happening ?

Here are some nice summary talks from last week

http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay ... fId=141891

There seem to be a lot of papers in the pipeline.
by photino
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Science
Topic: Proton mass increase
Replies: 7
Views: 5644

Re: Proton mass increase

Mass in relativistic physics can mean one of two things: the rest mass (the mass of the particle when it is not moving) and the relativistic mass (inertial mass). The relativistic mass grows as the speed of the particle increases, and is the mass you would measure for the particle as it zips past. I...
by photino
Sun May 22, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: unpronouncable volcano
Replies: 34
Views: 6896

Re: unpronouncable volcano

Seeing as there has just been another eruption in Iceland, I thought I would have a look and see if there has been any research on whether the airspace shutdown was necessary with the benefit of hindsight. Turns out it was: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/04/icelandic-volcano-ash/ http://www....
by photino
Sat May 07, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Vacuum Bubbles
Replies: 18
Views: 7812

Re: Vacuum Bubbles

Probably it was in the context of cosmic rays - any electric field out there that manages to accelerate iron ions or protons to cosmic ray speeds will necessarily also accelerate all the other charged particles hanging out in the neighbourhood (gold ions, lead ions, whatever).
by photino
Fri May 06, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Vacuum Bubbles
Replies: 18
Views: 7812

Re: Vacuum Bubbles

Not sure what you are looking for, but an electric field will accelerate anything carrying an electric charge. It does not care about which ion or particle, it only cares about its charge. The acceleration is then simply q/m times E, where E is the electric field strength, and q and m are the charge...