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(New Statesman)   Large Hadron Collector just confirmed existence of another fundamental particle. Or so scientists claim. It's not like you can just drop by the lab and SEE it   (newstatesman.com) divider line 25
    More: Unlikely, LHC, particles, top quarks, exotic particle, meson, Baryons, LHCb, quantum field theory  
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2014-04-10 01:05:30 PM  
5 votes:
I hope they give equal time to the anti-particle controversy.
2014-04-10 01:04:11 PM  
4 votes:
There's there 4 quarks in a gluon, right?
2014-04-10 01:16:56 PM  
3 votes:
Finally, we can have a four quark harmony...
2014-04-10 01:05:50 PM  
3 votes:
As long as we keep giving them Nobel prizes, they'll keep bringing this stuff to us.  They're like toddlers that way.

I expect the Dustbunion will be their next 'discovery'.

/would it kill you to run a broom under the bed occasionally?
2014-04-10 02:31:31 PM  
2 votes:
I have the weirdest large hadron right now.
2014-04-10 02:04:07 PM  
2 votes:
What the fark are you people talking about?
2014-04-10 01:40:45 PM  
2 votes:

alabasterblack: hardinparamedic: Yeah, but have those geniuses managed to split the beer atom, yet?

Just from Tasmanian Beer....
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You can't be Serious
2014-04-10 01:07:37 PM  
2 votes:
Image of said particle:

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2014-04-10 01:01:39 PM  
2 votes:

Tr0mBoNe: This reminds me to start collecting elements for my Periodic Table of Elements Table.


I do that on the kitchen table...periodically.
2014-04-10 04:12:34 PM  
1 votes:

neversubmit: I Like Shiny Things: What the fark are you people talking about?

How would we know?


If I knew what I was talking about, I might find myself out of a job...

Seems more than a few farkers are on about the need for a practical application to justify this.

Or because it will be decades or centuries before it produces something deemed practical and perhaps it never will.

Or arguing against it because it isn't understood by the masses...oy...

Most of us don't understand the basics of electic current, yet it has existed since before time and had no practical human prupose for most of that time......so....shut down everything?
2014-04-10 03:45:14 PM  
1 votes:

TheRameres: [i252.photobucket.com image 850x649]
THERE ARE FOUR QUARKS!


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2014-04-10 02:40:51 PM  
1 votes:

DoctorWhat: Ambitwistor:
(On the other hand, the technology we build in order to construct supercolliders and particle detectors could be useful.  Just not the particle physics itself.)

Off the top of my head and without fact-checking, HTML came out of a guy at CERN wanting to organize data better, and the accelerator designs from the Superconducting Supercollider (cancelled) were adapted for cancer treatment.


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I've been trying to avoid CERN since the incident.
2014-04-10 02:21:20 PM  
1 votes:
Four quarks? Together? It's unnatural I tells ya. Unnatural!!!

Heretics... HERETICS!!! :-)
2014-04-10 02:06:59 PM  
1 votes:
Large Hodor Calendar

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/no Photoshop at work, only Gimp, so I can't change the name of the month to Hodor
//but yes that would have made it funnier
///Hodor
2014-04-10 02:06:51 PM  
1 votes:

I Like Shiny Things: What the fark are you people talking about?


How would we know?
2014-04-10 01:46:05 PM  
1 votes:

markfara: Did anyone else read that headline as "Large Hardon Collector"?


I read it as "Large Handy Colander" and thought great, about time we get a cooking thread instead of all that geek bullshiat.
2014-04-10 01:42:01 PM  
1 votes:

Mikey1969: durbnpoisn: It's a strange thing what those guys at the super colliders are doing.  In essence, they are trying to determine the building blocks of the universe at the tiniest, most fundemental level.  I would assume that if you are a physisist, it's tremendously important work.  And many of those people actually understand the nonsense that is String Theory.  Really, even to educated people, most of String Theory sounds borders on silly absurdiity.

So for all the money, time, energy, and effort that goes into it, very little is actually produced.  And of what is produced, the great majority of the world couldn't understand or care less about.  This is especially true for people that deny science even at it's most obvious levels.

It doesn't matter if the general public understands or couldn't care less about this. These are the pieces that make up the pieces. The more we understand, the better it is for everyone. Hell, making 'people don't understand' as the cutoff point would have eliminated pretty much every major scientific breakthrough ever.


And besides, if we don't have something to keep these physicists busy, they'll just turn in to evil geniuses, or add to the unemployment lines. My bet would be on evil geniuses though, because the super science types are often pretty farking smug about how smart they are and how the masses are incapable of understanding their genius or the import of their work.
2014-04-10 01:40:38 PM  
1 votes:

brantgoose: Apparently you can buy Higgs Bosons in the gift shop.

They're really big for a sub-atomic particle. You can get them on key chains and trucker caps.


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2014-04-10 01:39:41 PM  
1 votes:

mike_d85: I read that as "Hardon Collector" and I am now sorely disappointed in this thread.


This statement belies the vocal interest in red-headed girls stated in your profile.
2014-04-10 01:37:06 PM  
1 votes:
I read that as "Hardon Collector" and I am now sorely disappointed in this thread.
2014-04-10 01:32:31 PM  
1 votes:
Did anyone else read that headline as "Large Hardon Collector"?
2014-04-10 01:25:00 PM  
1 votes:
The inner dyslexic 12 year old in me always giggles whenever he sees the term "Large Hadron Collider".
2014-04-10 01:23:52 PM  
1 votes:

Warthog: BKITU: FTFA: The particle was observed with an overwhelming significance of 13.9 sigma,

Holy f*ck.

13.9 sigma is 3.167×10-44

Those orders of magnitude are mind-bending. I'm less certain that For comparison, the universe is something like 4x1017 seconds old.

I was told there would be no math.  Can you explain why this is a big deal?


being that certain about something that nobody predicted forces people to change their assumptions

it would be like building better and better microscopes and being able to see a smaller and smaller resolution, past atoms and molecules and even quarks until suddenly you see a ron paul 2008 bumper sticker

and the chance that you're mistaken is 3.167×10-44
2014-04-10 01:15:34 PM  
1 votes:

BKITU: FTFA: The particle was observed with an overwhelming significance of 13.9 sigma,

Holy f*ck.

13.9 sigma is 3.167×10-44

Those orders of magnitude are mind-bending. I'm less certain that I had eggs for breakfast this morning. For comparison, the universe is something like 4x1017 seconds old.


Fixed for me.

/moar coffeez
2014-04-10 11:15:45 AM  
1 votes:
This reminds me to start collecting elements for my Periodic Table of Elements Table.
 
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