Older Events and discussion 3/22/10

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Older Events and discussion 3/22/10

Post by Xymox » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:44 am

I just started a new thread on current events in anticipation of the startup events about to unfold...

The older page is at viewtopic.php?f=4&t=150

Good to start from a clean slate..

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Re: ** Current Events and discussion **

Post by Xymox » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:50 am

Dry runs starting soon.

First beams will be on Thursday next week, the 24th. Thats the current plan... Might slip some.

Low intensity & 450Gev

Slow increase in intensity with a brief period for the experiments to get collisions at 900GeV ( 450+450 )

Then they will slowly ramp to 3.5TeV over a planned 2 weeks but might take 4 weeks to get to 7TeV collisions.

Then after that slow increases in luminosity throughout 2010.

Thats the current plan. That from 2 authoritative sources.

Soooooooo... T-Minus 1 week and counting.

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Post by Stephen » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:51 am

Sounds good, taking it nice and slow.

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Re: ** Current Events and discussion **

Post by Tau » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:04 am

It appears that keep this page up to date:
http://lhc-commissioning.web.cern.ch/lh ... -news.html
- Tau

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Re: ** Current Events and discussion **

Post by Xymox » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:29 pm

Attention !

Remember how the LHC teams can be ahead of schedule.

Supposedly there is rumor of beams ANY time this week. So keep watching carefully, you know how they like to suprize us..

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Post by Stephen » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:46 pm

But the collisions themselves are probably not going to be a surprise, since they want to do a big media event to cover them.

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Re: ** Current Events and discussion **

Post by CharmQuark » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:13 am

2 more days :D or is it :roll:

Woot :dance:

Are we all getting excited? or am i the only one :wtf: :crazy:

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Post by March_Hare » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:51 am

emmylou wrote:Are we all getting excited? or am i the only one :wtf: :crazy:
Nope. Just got back from the shop - am I still in time? :romance-hearteyes:

BTW - for me LHC timing is just as inconvenient as sports timing for the Olympics in Vancouver (all the good stuff happens in the middle of the night - N. American Prime Time). I wonder if TV rights have anything to do with it... :happy-jumpyellow:

(it's a conspiracy I tell ya!!) :lol:
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Post by CharmQuark » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:57 pm

March_Hare wrote: Nope. Just got back from the shop - am I still in time? :romance-hearteyes:

BTW - for me LHC timing is just as inconvenient as sports timing for the Olympics in Vancouver (all the good stuff happens in the middle of the night - N. American Prime Time). I wonder if TV rights have anything to do with it... :happy-jumpyellow:

(it's a conspiracy I tell ya!!) :lol:
March_Hare :P

This is why i am pleased i don't sleep much :happy-jumpyellow: works perfect for me :thumbup:

I have not even watched any of the Olympics :cry:
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Post by Stephen » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:17 pm

We should be expecting beams very soon now, right?

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Post by Xymox » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:21 pm

Yeap... Maybe... Hopefully...

And im stuck working out of town....

SUCKY...

AND on top of that, my flight out was canceled. So I am currently stuck waiting in the airport... For 4 hours...

:angry-screaming: :angry-steamingears:

And they gave me NOTHING for screwing up my whole day...

BAD Southwest Airlines :violence-stickwhack:

Ive flown Southwest a lot. If they bump you from a flight, you get free travel. If they cancle your flight YOU GET NOTHING.. WTF... :violence-smack:

Oh Well..... Everything happens for a good reason... Still tho...

Thank GOD its free wifi....

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Post by CharmQuark » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:35 pm

Hopefullyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :D

Chris yes it is sucky that your outta town :cry: can't be helped i suppose :crazy:

Can't wait for things to get started again :happy-jumpyellow:

Excited and scared what a feeling that is haha :thumbup: :romance-hearteyes:

It's all good :whistle:
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Re: ** Current Events and discussion **

Post by Xymox » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:19 pm

I am going to direct the press to watch this thread as I cannot alert them via email.

So if you guys could please update this thread right away with news that would be great..

Im also going to direct them to go to chat and ask...

Thanks !

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Post by Danny252 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:51 pm

Tuesday's Progress Report claims:

"Beam Thursday evening at the earliest."

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May be later then Friday now

Post by jmayes » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:39 am

From Log;

Wednesday 24th February

23:00: nQPS triggered a 50 magnet quench in sector 78 following non-standard sequence of events. Situation to fully understood before proceding - all commissioning of main dipoles on hold overnight.

18:00: Hope to finish off S78 and S81 this evening. Powering tests overnight. Access needed tomorrow plus beam dump tests and full OP checks through evening and overnight. Aim to inject around 8 a.m. Friday morning if things go well.

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