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by tswsl1989
Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: CMS
Topic: cmsRun
Replies: 2
Views: 3138

Re: cmsRun

Considering that this forum is entirely independent of CERN I'd say it's definately the wrong place for internal software discussions.

You are, of course, more than welcome on the forum - feel free to comment/contribute/ask questions wherever you like :)
by tswsl1989
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: Hey
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: Hey

Welcome aboard!
There's quite a mix of people here, ranging from people who just have an interest to physics students and a bit of everything really.
Have a look around, ask questions and enjoy!
by tswsl1989
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: (8) photon - Triskelion proton (crackpot commercial)
Replies: 10
Views: 4606

Re: (8) photon - Triskelion proton (crackpot commercial)

Those are electron orbital. If you were to place a proton in either of the two Orange spheres, it would change the potential acting on the electrons, causing them to have different orbital shapes. Those orbital shapes come from QM and are well defined - I think they've been confirmed experimentally ...
by tswsl1989
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: (8) photon - Triskelion proton (crackpot commercial)
Replies: 10
Views: 4606

Re: (8) photon - Triskelion proton (crackpot commercial)

Well that depends on what you mean by "Mix" If by "Mix" you mean a mass of protons with a small uncertainty in position with independent electrons with a larger uncertainty, then you have the current model. http://lhs2.lps.org/staff/sputnam/lhs_ib/ibchemistry/unit2_atom/images/sodiumQM.bmp If you me...
by tswsl1989
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: (8) photon - Triskelion proton (crackpot commercial)
Replies: 10
Views: 4606

Re: (8) photon - Triskelion proton (crackpot commercial)

... and maybe someone would like to comment on this idea, that protons aren't nested in the 'nucleus' but move positionally all over the place with the electrons. Is there any experimental proof against such behavior? Rutherford scattering shows that the protons are concentrated in a small volume i...
by tswsl1989
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Controversial topics
Topic: Heat conduction in solids: Why is it so slow?
Replies: 28
Views: 17585

Re: Heat conduction in solids: Why is it so slow?

Anyway, we've discussed this topic. I've been hoping to get more participation than just you and a moderator. It doesn't look like it's going to happen here at the CERN LHC portal. We're a resonably small community, not everyone wants to get involved with this sort of discussion. Haveing discussed ...
by tswsl1989
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: E clouds
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

Re: E clouds

Well that's a nice clear explanation. Cheers for getting hold of that xymox!
by tswsl1989
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Tell me something exciting!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3728

Re: Tell me something exciting!!!

BenM wrote:Something exciting? A trip to the loo after one of my Chilli-con-Carnes - both exiting and exciting :P ... coincidentally there is one on the stove right now :angry-fire:
I believe this to be the most suitable response
by tswsl1989
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Antimatter captured for a fifth of a second?
Replies: 8
Views: 2370

Re: Antimatter captured for a fifth of a second?

gronos wrote:Is there any evidence for one over the other?
Not as far as I'm aware. The reason for the imbalance is still one of the open questions, I believe.
by tswsl1989
Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is our universe so complicated?
Replies: 24
Views: 7236

Re: Why is our universe so complicated?

I suggest you read this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonon It explains what I've already said, but perhaps you'll be happier with something a little more mathematically rigourous. That said, I'm sure this is all explained in Kittel. When I get time I'll dig out a copy and see if I can find...
by tswsl1989
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Current Events Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 87333

Re: Current Events Discussion

MD is "Machine Development" if memory serves
by tswsl1989
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is our universe so complicated?
Replies: 24
Views: 7236

Re: Thermodynamics as an open problem: 'jiggling atoms' is misno

Alright tswsl, I've got problems with this interpretation. First of all, if we are in a crystalline lattice, then the room which you've granted is nonexistent You still have space between atoms within a lattice, proportional to the lattice parameter a Even a small move of one individual does intera...
by tswsl1989
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is our universe so complicated?
Replies: 24
Views: 7236

Re: Why is our universe so complicated?

I think the following analogy might be appropriate: Take a crowd of people, spaced arms length apart in a grid (for simplicities sake assume that everyone in the crowd has approximately the same height, arm span etc) Heat is the vibration of an atom -> people jogging on the spot. 1 person jogging mi...
by tswsl1989
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: The Accelerator
Topic: Lead collisions: Mini big bang a recurring phenomenon?
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Re: Lead collisions: Mini big bang a recurring phenomenon?

Temperature isn't all that important in the grand scheme of things. It's important when you're dealing with bulk matter - material properties are quite dependent on temperature! - but holds little relevance when you're dealing with individual particles in such small quantities. Remember that even at...
by tswsl1989
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Hi

Welcome to the LHC portal Carl :)

Have a read, ask questions and make yourself at home!