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(Science Daily)   New subatomic particle discovered at CERN made up of a combination of quarks that only exist for a fraction of a second before divorcing. Particle tentatively named "The Kardash-ion"   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 69
    More: Interesting, quarks, atoms, CERN, baryon, electric charges, University of Zurich, protons, ions  
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2012-04-27 05:48:56 PM
So it's a particle that serves no useful purpose whatsoever?
 
2012-04-27 05:51:29 PM
a baryon with one light and two heavy quarks

In a bar, that is one cute chick and her two fat friends and splitting that group up takes an absolutely fearless wingman...especially when they are a strange bottom pair.
 
2012-04-27 06:22:02 PM

Mentat: So it's a particle that serves no useful purpose whatsoever?


It's a particle that some folks make out to be a big deal, while the rest of us look at it and collectively ask, "WTF?"

BTW... Nicely played, subby.
 
2012-04-27 07:40:13 PM
This thread delivers. Nice headline subatomicmitter.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-04-27 07:59:23 PM
The particle Xi_b^* comprises one "up," one "strange" and one "bottom" quark (usb)

Elusive USB baryon is a strange beast that always seems to have its bottom up.
 
2012-04-27 08:20:53 PM
Does the Kardash-ion charge everything it wants too?
 
2012-04-27 09:06:55 PM
It's a particle made of up of three smaller particles, two of them that resemble one another, and then a slightly larger one that looks like a wookie.
 
2012-04-27 09:10:50 PM
But does it prefer dark matter?
 
2012-04-27 09:20:15 PM

ChubbyTiger: But does it prefer dark matter?


Is there a sex tape?
 
2012-04-27 09:28:25 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

+1 Subby
 
2012-04-27 09:50:27 PM
I have a feeling we'll see this headline again in December. Well played, sir/madam.
 
2012-04-27 10:00:13 PM
HLOTY material right there. Bravo, Subs.
 
2012-04-27 10:02:17 PM
Wait, so www.startrek.com?
 
2012-04-27 10:11:08 PM
Well played, subby. Well played.
 
2012-04-27 10:23:08 PM
The baryon known as Xi_b^* confirms fundamental assumptions of physics regarding the binding of quarks.

These assumptions have been proven in thousands of ways for hundreds of baryons and mesons formed in tens of different ways per particle in multiple different collision experiments

Only very few baryons with heavy quarks have been observed to date.

Because it's took the LHC to open up the available phase space wide enough for there to be measurable rates for such composites in finite amounts of beam time.

i.e. - this is a nice measurement, but it's not revolutionary in and of itself.
They have 21 of these puppies. Now let's see them measure the lifetimes, branching fractions, and whatever and we'll see if any aspect of this partivle deviates from the standard model expectations...

cheers
 
2012-04-27 10:23:22 PM
Cute headline but I object to giving that useless twat any more attention.

How about Katy Paryion...
 
2012-04-27 10:33:45 PM
Didn't deserve to hide on the Geek tab, bumped to Main for great justice
 
2012-04-27 10:34:29 PM

HeliumAddict: Cute headline but I object to giving that useless twat any more attention.

How about Katy Paryion...


two heavy quarks that I would love to get entangled with
 
2012-04-27 10:34:59 PM

HeliumAddict: Cute headline but I object to giving that useless twat any more attention.

How about Katy Paryion...


Two large bouncing protons?
 
2012-04-27 10:35:22 PM
Yeah, no.
 
2012-04-27 10:38:42 PM

ChubbyTiger: But does it prefer dark matter?


Thanks for the chuckle.
 
2012-04-27 10:44:06 PM

x Mogwai x: [upload.wikimedia.org image 314x283]

+1 Subby

 
2012-04-27 10:46:26 PM

LordOfThePings: Wait, so [www.startrek.com image 320x240]?


More like this:
www.startrek.com
 
2012-04-27 10:46:38 PM
Would LOL again.
 
2012-04-27 10:49:56 PM
This headline is in both a smart and funny state at the same time.
 
2012-04-27 10:50:21 PM
While people in lab coats were doing these types of experiments, I was driving home from a softball game, wondering if you could permanently blind someone by pooping in their eyes.
 
2012-04-27 10:52:09 PM
... Wait, we are not dead yet?.

LHC, I am disappoint.
 
2012-04-27 10:54:53 PM
What about the Dolly bosom?
 
2012-04-27 11:01:22 PM
Nice one, subby.! You've made me hate this worthless new particle already.
 
2012-04-27 11:06:44 PM
Headline is a stretch but still gets a +1
 
2012-04-27 11:19:21 PM
Xi_b^*

ex-eye-underscore-b-caret-asterisk?
chi-underscore-b-caret-asterisk?
 
2012-04-27 11:21:41 PM

JasonOfOrillia: Xi_b^*

ex-eye-underscore-b-caret-asterisk?
chi-underscore-b-caret-asterisk?


Chibi power star
 
2012-04-27 11:28:43 PM

ZAZ: The particle Xi_b^* comprises one "up," one "strange" and one "bottom" quark (usb)

Elusive USB baryon is a strange beast that always seems to have its bottom up.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-27 11:45:15 PM

ZAZ: The particle Xi_b^* comprises one "up," one "strange" and one "bottom" quark (usb)

Elusive USB baryon is a strange beast that always seems to have its bottom up.

.

chzragecomics.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-28 12:09:50 AM
I would love to see the statistics numbers for the calculations of probability on this one. I don't doubt it but would be fascinated by the numbers used.
 
2012-04-28 12:12:29 AM

rev. dave: I would love to see the statistics numbers for the calculations of probability on this one. I don't doubt it but would be fascinated by the numbers used.


From linked source:"A peak is observed in the distribution of the difference between the mass of the Xi(b)^- pi^+ system and the sum of the masses of the Xi(b)^- and pi^+, with a significance exceeding five standard deviations. "

Summary is better than nothing.
 
2012-04-28 01:08:07 AM
Bhasayate: It's a particle made of up of three smaller particles, two of them that resemble one another, and then a slightly larger one that looks like a wookie.

And Disney in conjunction with the MPAA has already sued CERN for IP theft.
 
2012-04-28 01:12:26 AM
Well that certainly isn't the God Particle. If it was there would be a basket full of cash hanging off of one of these things.
 
2012-04-28 01:25:01 AM
*groan* @ subby. +1 though.

Also +1 to all who reference Quark, he's still my favorite character from DS9...
 
2012-04-28 01:34:42 AM
Oh subby, that was terrible. I can't groan loud enough. Keep up the good work.
 
2012-04-28 01:53:04 AM
As the Kardash-ion ages, it induces hardon decay...
 
2012-04-28 02:10:16 AM
I AM LOVING THE DS9 JOKES IN THIS THREAD

/wee bit drunkish
//and giggling
///thread delivered yadda yadda I
 
2012-04-28 02:12:12 AM
that last bit was supposed to say "I *heart* nerds" but the frakking html only recognizes the less/greater than signs for markup me thinks. dammit.
 
2012-04-28 02:44:54 AM

Unfreakable: Didn't deserve to hide on the Geek tab, bumped to Main for great justice


Thank you! I would have totally missed this in the Geek tab.
 
2012-04-28 03:03:38 AM
I thought quarks don't divorce, but are tightly bound unless subject to intense media scrutiny.
 
2012-04-28 03:09:10 AM

JasonOfOrillia: Xi_b^*

ex-eye-underscore-b-caret-asterisk?
chi-underscore-b-caret-asterisk?


LaTeX markup: Ξb*
 
2012-04-28 03:14:49 AM
Not the Higgs? Whatever.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-04-28 07:54:37 AM
Cyno01

The comic you linked describes the quantum behavior of a fermion. When you rotate a spin 1/2 particle 360 degrees you do not get back to where you started.
 
2012-04-28 08:23:36 AM
Well plasmaed, subby.
 
2012-04-28 10:15:23 AM
popperfont.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-28 10:18:52 AM

Great Justice: Unfreakable: Didn't deserve to hide on the Geek tab, bumped to Main for great justice

Thank you! I would have totally missed this in the Geek tab.


Oh, you magnificent bastard!

/This internet discussion's agitated lactose beverage brings all the nerds to the premises
 
2012-04-28 10:24:20 AM

ZAZ: Cyno01

The comic you linked describes the quantum behavior of a fermion. When you rotate a spin 1/2 particle 360 degrees you do not get back to where you started.


Beat me to it. USB are spin 1/2.

I wish there was a "thread of the year" category. This one is in the 10%.
 
2012-04-28 10:42:30 AM

Tyrosine: [popperfont.files.wordpress.com image 540x352]


yeah - I noticed that in those commercials too... But, unless my google effort was weak, that book does not actually exist.

Bhasayate: It's a particle made of up of three smaller particles, two of them that resemble one another, and then a slightly larger one that looks like a wookie.


the bottom quark is indeed quite a bit heavier than the u & s quarks... cheers
 
2012-04-28 10:57:19 AM

wjllope: Tyrosine: [popperfont.files.wordpress.com image 540x352]

yeah - I noticed that in those commercials too... But, unless my google effort was weak, that book does not actually exist.

Bhasayate: It's a particle made of up of three smaller particles, two of them that resemble one another, and then a slightly larger one that looks like a wookie.

the bottom quark is indeed quite a bit heavier than the u & s quarks... cheers


=p

On the contrary, it would seem that Kim's bottom is more massive than the other two. Perhaps we need to do more empirical observation.
 
2012-04-28 11:22:24 AM

wjllope: Tyrosine: [popperfont.files.wordpress.com image 540x352]

yeah - I noticed that in those commercials too... But, unless my google effort was weak, that book does not actually exist.



True, but the picture works for the thread.

Quantum Physics for Dummies
would be more apropos for Ms. Kardashian
 
2012-04-28 11:22:36 AM
HOTY candidate, right here. Well done.
 
2012-04-28 11:27:24 AM
Your headline...I loves it. Sending to me please your newsletter.
 
2012-04-28 11:33:07 AM

wjllope: Tyrosine: [popperfont.files.wordpress.com image 540x352]

yeah - I noticed that in those commercials too... But, unless my google effort was weak, that book does not actually exist.

Bhasayate: It's a particle made of up of three smaller particles, two of them that resemble one another, and then a slightly larger one that looks like a wookie.

the bottom quark is indeed quite a bit heavier than the u & s quarks... cheers


Your GoogleFu is weak. The Joy Of Quantum Physics is due out this year.
 
2012-04-28 11:33:23 AM

erik-k: ex-eye-underscore-b-caret-asterisk?
chi-underscore-b-caret-asterisk?

LaTeX markup: Ξb*


I'm not entirely sure that's an improvement...
 
2012-04-28 11:46:31 AM

MarkEC: Your GoogleFu is weak. The Joy Of Quantum Physics is due out this year.


Yeah, I saw that... LGT directory of PDFs for each chapter (^)
There's another book by the same name by Arthur W. Wiggis which is already out. I couldn't find a screengrab of that commercial w/ enough resolution too see the author of the book Kim is critically reviewing... cheers
 
2012-04-28 11:57:43 AM
"Praise for Leonidas Kahn MD" ?
best i could do (^)
 
2012-04-28 12:07:18 PM

Cyno01: ZAZ: The particle Xi_b^* comprises one "up," one "strange" and one "bottom" quark (usb)

Elusive USB baryon is a strange beast that always seems to have its bottom up..

[chzragecomics.files.wordpress.com image 499x429]


I get it!

You have Kim Kardashian over to get it in!! (head smack)

(I coulda used this information sooner)
 
2012-04-28 12:42:58 PM
It is now safe to remove your baryon from your LHC.
 
2012-04-28 01:36:16 PM
George Cinton and the Chi Sub Bee Stars.
 
2012-04-28 02:53:35 PM
Brilliant headline
 
2012-04-28 04:41:17 PM

im14u2c: erik-k: ex-eye-underscore-b-caret-asterisk?
chi-underscore-b-caret-asterisk?

LaTeX markup: Ξb*

I'm not entirely sure that's an improvement...


The particle experimentalists have a very clipped language for naming the members of the various baryon families. I'll happily admit I'd simply prefer (qqq) and (qq) since it lets you avoid having to memorize the quark content of every damn name, but it takes more space on paper and time to say "up-down-strange" than "Σ0".

The Ξ indicates this is a cascade baryon with two heavy quarks; The subscripts indicate if any of the heavy ones are not s quarks (c, b, cc, cb, and bb are predicted) and I'm guessing the * means it's in an excited spin state.
 
2012-04-28 09:33:27 PM
I'm not surprised they found something new.
Now, I'm wondering if they'll find what they're looking for...
 
2012-04-28 11:14:22 PM
Now they are just pulling shiat out of their ass
 
2012-04-30 02:04:13 PM
Now *this* headline / article combination is what made me love FARK in the first place. Lately, the cleverness has been.... lacking.

Well done.
 
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