Big Bang Day: Still here?

by on September 10, 2008 · 6 comments· LAST UPDATED September 10, 2008

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I told many of my friends that the world is not going to end as scientists attempt to discover more about the origins of the Universe by recreating the aftermath of the Big Bang :)

On a related note no collisions have taken place yet. The first high-energy collisions are planned to take place after the LHC is officially unveiled on 21 October 2008.

BBC has complete details about 'Big Bang' experiment.

Read about the LHC in Wikipedia.

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1 Pete September 10, 2008 at 6:16 pm

This is the first article I’ve seen that points out that NO COLLISIONS have taken place yet. All they did was power it up. So technically, we won’t know how “safe” the system is until 21 Oct 2008. :D

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2 Marek September 11, 2008 at 10:33 am

Look thoroughly on BBC website and on CERN as well. They powered LHC up and run test beam. Moreover powering up this machine can’t be described as “only”, it’s extremely complex task – if you really interested look for the aforementioned websites you will find plenty of details including more technical documents.

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3 Mark Wyatt September 11, 2008 at 11:27 am

Yes, this seems to be a much-ignored point. A few protons have been around the ring in each direction, but these have been at low energy, and beams of protons have not yet been collided into one another.

So anyone who spent yesterday under the duvet and now feels reassured enough to come out has missed the point!

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4 Cat September 11, 2008 at 5:51 pm

Has anyone seen my cat?

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5 Estergios September 11, 2008 at 11:45 pm

Has anyone seen my cat?

lol, the image of Ralph Gorgori(The Simpsons character) came to my mind

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6 nixCraft September 12, 2008 at 10:14 am

Has anyone seen my cat?

Heh, you may also find following funny :

Gordon Freeman @LHC

LHC Rap Video

http://gist.github.com/9810

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