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[–]allhere 4 points5 points  (4 children)

How long will it take before we start getting any meaningful info about what the data shows?

[–]spainguy 10 points11 points  (1 child)

1972

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't think I can wait that long.

[–]RedditBlocksMyLinks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The early data analyses (for the 0.9 TeV collisions) are fairly extensive. The new, high-energy, high-luminosity data won't be ready to publish until later this year. There's a big push here to have presentations ready for some international conferences in the late summertime.

[–]johninbigd 2 points3 points  (9 children)

What happened to the article a week or so ago that said the LHC was going to be shut down for a very long time again? This new article seems to contradict the last one.

[–]RedditBlocksMyLinks 9 points10 points  (7 children)

The LHC will be running for the rest of 2010 & all of 2011. The year-long shutdown required to get the machine ready for 14 TeV (center-of-mass) collisions will happen during 2012.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Wait, wasn't 7 TeV the maximum capacity of the LHC?

[–]RedditBlocksMyLinks 1 point2 points  (5 children)

7 TeV per beam, which gives 14 TeV collisions. That's not going to happen for some time now.

[–]Jestersimon 4 points5 points  (4 children)

I'm so confused. Who knew particle physics could be so complicated?

[–]robeph 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Two cars traveling towards each other collide, both are going 70 miles per hour. The total speed/energy exhibited would be the same as a single vehicle traveling 140 mph hitting a solid structure.

[–]Jestersimon 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Got it.

Now, if those two cars leave New York and Chicago at the same time, both traveling 70 miles per hour, how long after they collide before the next of kin are notified?

[–]robeph 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now I'm confused.

[–]The_Fuad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Particle physicists

[–]omellet -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

That's apparently going to happen later this year.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You mean they are still pretending LHC is not part of a black hole?

[–]jwilsonjx 2 points3 points  (3 children)

They should have held out for Dec 21, 2012.

[–]MadScientist420 4 points5 points  (2 children)

They're saving their runs at 14 TeV for that date.

[–]dropkickdog 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I wouldn't put it past them to actually run it that day. Just to have everybody in the world on edge.

[–]MadScientist420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I send the guy who made that decision at least $1 for making my day.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

HOLY SHIT! THAT'S WAY TOO MANY TEVS. WHAT ARE THEY THINKING!!!!!!

[–]nerfy007 0 points1 point  (2 children)

How many TEV's make a resonance cascade?

[–]The_Fuad 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What about a Zen relay?

[–]nerfy007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To channel Buddha's magic?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel a disruption in the space-time continuum

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fffffffffuuuuu incoming black holes!

[–]danukeru -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The LHC must make one hell of a toast...

[–]MadScientist420 0 points1 point  (2 children)

"Wooah, we're half way there" /Jovi

[–]barrelofmonkeys92 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Whoa-oh! Lookin' for a boson!

[–]nerfy007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Take my hand and explain XKCD to me

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dammit, so much for my April Fools plans.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, happy birthday to me, then!

[–]stevenmc -1 points0 points  (0 children)

OMG, we're all going to die (yawn).

[–]keepinithamsta -1 points0 points  (0 children)

At least they are waiting until PAX is over. Will be a decent last event.