How to build a particle accelerator. .. HFW the pieces don't fit particle acceler atom smasher atom collider physics Ikea
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#3 - vikingpizza
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(03/21/2013) [-]
I always read Hadron Collider as "Hardon Collider" for some reason
#34 to #3 - kkkkk
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#1 - tacomanofthenorth
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(03/20/2013) [-]
HFW the pieces don't fit
HFW the pieces don't fit
#6 - marlkarxthethird
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(03/21/2013) [-]
Yeah, just get a test tube full of protons and pour it down a funnel.
Yeah, just get a test tube full of protons and pour it down a funnel.
#15 - bloofy
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(03/21/2013) [-]
And only six missing pieces!
User avatar #26 to #15 - sacker
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The Swedish sure know how to include almost everything.
#20 - roarflmao
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Not to be that guy but.. The hardest part to create in the LHC, also the most important part was the sensors, the separation of the information (since if they'd included all the collisions it would fill up the entire worlds combined harddrives in 1h or so)

And the higgs exists for less time than it takes for light to travel across an atom
User avatar #23 to #20 - Lambda
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If the higgs exists for less time than it takes light to travel across an atom, then how are they able to detect it? It would surely decay long before it reached any sort of sensory device.
#27 to #23 - occamsrazor
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Collider sensors have been around since the first colliders in the 70s so we can see these collisions with relative ease. The problem is that there are so many collisions that we have to sort through each one to see if a Higgs Boson was produced. Basically the odds of a Higgs Boson produced in a collision is about a trillion to one, but so far the LHC has done about 100 trillion collisions. As the previous comment states it gets so much data from these collisions it would be impossible to store it long term so it relies first on a supercomputer to almost instantaneously throw out inconclusive data, but still leaving a lot to be sorted through manually by scientists. So the biggest thing isn't even producing the boson since probability states it will be produced, it's just showing it was produced and that means finding a collision where a particle resulting from a collision has more mass than the particles entering the collision, proving that a disruption in the Higgs field resulted a new boson. I could get into bosons and fermions, then quarks and gluons but there's a character limit. Yeah particle physics is pretty ******* awesome. ******* Science Channel marathons.
#25 to #23 - roarflmao
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Indeed, the higgs hasnt been oberserved directly, it actually goes as far as that some outcomes of the particles it can decay into cannot be observed either.

What they look for are pattern, specific quanta of energy that matches that of the higgs, basically they know what they need to create it and they know the math behind how its created so when they do they runs they're checking if the number they're getting match up with the ones they've calculated
User avatar #8 - kirkbot
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(03/21/2013) [-]
the large hadron collider is in Switzerland, not in Sweden
Why do Americans always get this wrong?
User avatar #10 to #8 - anonanomaly
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Ikea is Swedish.
User avatar #11 to #10 - kirkbot
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exactly my point
idiots can't tell the difference between Sweden and Switzerland, thinking Ikea and LHC both are from the same country
User avatar #13 to #11 - anonanomaly
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(03/21/2013) [-]
I see what you're trying to say. Wouldn't be surprised to meet people who haven't even heard of Sweden! But I think the point of this content is to show how Ikea would offer assembly instructions, if they were to market the Hadron Collider. The country of origin of the LHC is irrelevant.
User avatar #16 to #8 - toughactintinactin
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(03/21/2013) [-]
Isn't it on the Franco-Swiss border? Not that it really matters.
User avatar #18 to #16 - kirkbot
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it is
#2 - xie
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(03/20/2013) [-]
Hadron Collider?
Hadron Collider?
User avatar #4 - robotvoice
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(03/21/2013) [-]
thought it was a scientific baby crib at first.