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by tswsl1989
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Proton vs Graphite
Replies: 44
Views: 6755

Re: Proton vs Graphite

Treating the situation classically (i.e. ignoring relativity for now) Take a 3.5TeV moving particle (A) and stationary particle (B) (One of the nuclei in the absorber) The momentum of A is non zero and the momentum of B is zero, so the total momentum is non-zero, and has the same direction as A. Whe...
by tswsl1989
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: Not welcome on IRC?
Replies: 18
Views: 4151

Re: Not welcome on IRC?

Use Mibbit

Server is irc.gimp.org, channel is #lhc

Last I checked mibbit worked fine in IE6
by tswsl1989
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Portal link and forum suggestions
Topic: Not welcome on IRC?
Replies: 18
Views: 4151

Re: Not welcome on IRC?

I'm in #lhc on irc.gimp.ca, and thats where I intend to stay for now :)
by tswsl1989
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.
Replies: 1135
Views: 249959

Re: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.

This explanation fails here: 1. Explain why an excited vacuum region will be created in a proton proton collision? Excited vacuum region can be created between curved trajectories of protons in the place of nearest distance. [Image] Under pB=mc^2, vacuum transforms from antiferromagnetic state into ...
by tswsl1989
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.
Replies: 1135
Views: 249959

Re: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.

I think that these "crystals" from the Dirac sea are particles of antimatter, something that is well understood, both in theory and experimentally. I wouldn't put it past Ivan to have pulled yet more homespun terminology out of his rectal passageway however.
by tswsl1989
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Quark-Gluon Plasma - QGP
Replies: 7
Views: 4500

Re: Quark-Gluon Plasma - QGP

A magnetic field has a direction (North to South), so opposite and parallel would be a line running the opposite way (South -> North)
by tswsl1989
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: The Computer Science Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 6036

Re: The Computer Science Thread

CS is certainly an interest of mine, even if it's not what I study (I study physics)

Mostly my CS interests lie in networks, cryptography and poking bits of code to see what happens. From an IT point of view, I make nearly equal use of Windows and Linux machines.
by tswsl1989
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: End Of The World
Topic: What music will you ride out with?
Replies: 15
Views: 7870

Re: What music will you ride out with?

I think it would be a toss up between Baba O'Reily by The Who, and Highway to Hell by AC-DC :)
by tswsl1989
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.
Replies: 1135
Views: 249959

Re: Several biggest errors of particle physicists.

1. You mean this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice-nine I believe the paper means this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_IX 2. Why do you think this material will be created at the LHC? 3. What is the connection between Ice-nine and your theory of magnetic holes? 4. Why do you mention strangelets, ...
by tswsl1989
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: My frakking jaw.
Replies: 10
Views: 2882

Re: My frakking jaw.

"Two of which are eating and talking" :)

You have my sympathy TwoPointO. And I think that you may have found a very nice use for that C++ book!
by tswsl1989
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Open letter to MagneticTrap
Replies: 33
Views: 6807

Re: Open letter to MagneticTrap

As I understand it, when we have probed protons, neutrons etc with enough force to seperate the quarks under a simple model of their behaviour (i.e ignoring the confinement model), they haven't seperated. Probing them with energy greater than 2M_quark can lead to production of quark/antiquark pair t...
by tswsl1989
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: Blargh!
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: Blargh!

Nice to see you on the forums 2.0 :)
by tswsl1989
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics Reading for Non-Physicists
Replies: 6
Views: 2591

Re: Physics Reading for Non-Physicists

Scrodingers Kittens is well worth reading IMO
I haven't read In search of Schrodingers Cat, but I imagine that it is also well written.
by tswsl1989
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: 666
Replies: 103
Views: 18982

Re: 666

Parse Error: Redo from start
by tswsl1989
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: LHC as detector of relict neutrinos?
Replies: 4
Views: 2451

Re: LHC as detector of relict neutrinos?

The fact that neutrinos have such low energy means you need huge amounts of observed matter to have a reasonable chance of observing the desired interaction. The amount of matter in the LHC is comparatively small, so the chances of the neutrino interacting anywhere is low. Couple that with the high ...