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Message 794588 - Posted: 8 Aug 2008, 13:14:11 UTC





in case you missed this, some exciting science news from Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

get ready for September 10th 2008 - cern announces LHC switch on



It's official, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will begin operations in a little over a month. On September 10th, 2008 the most sophisticated particle accelerator will go online, injecting the first circulation of accelerated particles. Actual experiments involving collisions will occur once scientists are satisfied the LHC is fully optimized and calibration is complete. The LHC has been undergoing "cool-down" for some time, ensuring the LHC's eight sectors are approaching the 1.9K (-271°C) operational temperature (that is 1.9 degrees above absolute zero). All going well, on September 10th, the first beam will be accelerated to an energy of 450 GeV (0.45 TeV), the preliminary step on the path to attaining particle energies of 5 TeV, a record breaking target… awesome.

Earlier today, CERN announced that the LHC will be ready by September 10th to attempt to circulate a beam of particles. This news comes as the "cool-down" phase of LHC commissioning reaches a successful conclusion, cooling all eight sectors to 1.9 degrees above absolute zero. To manage temperatures this extreme has been a long and painstaking task, referred to as a "marathon" by the project leader:

"We're finishing a marathon with a sprint. It's been a long haul, and we're all eager to get the LHC research programme underway." - LHC project leader Lyn Evans.

Now scientists and engineers must synchronize the LHC with the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) accelerator, which is the last component in the LHC's particle injector chain. For the system to work, the LHC and SPS must be synchronized to within a fraction of a nanosecond. This task is expected to begin on August 9th (Saturday). These calibration tasks are expected to continue through August and into the beginning of September, preparing the LHC for its first particle injection on the 10th.

The LHC will accelerate particles to relativistic velocities, accessing energies previously unimaginable. Once the LHC reaches its optimum design specification (possibly by 2010), it will generate beams seven-times more energetic and 30-times more intense than any other particle accelerator on the planet. The accelerator ring lies below the Swiss countryside with a circumference of 27 km (17 miles).

http://www.universetoday.com:80/2008/08/07/get-ready-for-september-10th-cern-announces-lhc-switch-on/



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Message 803249 - Posted: 29 Aug 2008, 23:14:14 UTC

The Large Hadron Rap


Heya Byron! :-D


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Message 803362 - Posted: 30 Aug 2008, 9:17:50 UTC

# DrNecropolis Says:
August 8th, 2008 at 8:04 am

My turn my turn, LHC is actually a landing pad/ beacon for aliens. Or the begining of the largest "Eat At Joe's" sign in the solar system for the new galatic expressway, yeah…

A comment of a forum´s (not SETI/BOINC)visitor----->Eat at Joe´s
My opinion is: we will all enjoy the benefits and understand what they are doing this for, but into the next 20 or 30 years.I will be paying attention to the news....but not too much useful information for the average people will be released, I suspect. Let´s see.
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Message 804503 - Posted: 3 Sep 2008, 11:05:06 UTC

Hi folks, Byron L.H.!
I found this interesting videoclip --------->Johnathan R. Ellis, the speaker, on LHC safety
Greetings!

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Message 804663 - Posted: 3 Sep 2008, 23:32:24 UTC

Lets just hope the Black Holes they make really go away....Guess if one didn't we would never know the difference as we would all be gone in a flash.
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Message 804814 - Posted: 4 Sep 2008, 11:24:17 UTC

The bigger machine even builed up by human.

We must have a scientific spirit and courage to find the truth.Get this machine run!
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Message 804831 - Posted: 4 Sep 2008, 12:49:13 UTC

This is a Nature editorial (pdf):
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Message 804938 - Posted: 4 Sep 2008, 19:23:51 UTC

Apparently the BBC are going to make several radio programmes about the switch on they are calling it BIG BANG DAY very droll.
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Message 805761 - Posted: 7 Sep 2008, 6:05:17 UTC
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The BBC LHC Guide
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Message 805795 - Posted: 7 Sep 2008, 9:06:59 UTC
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Heard that one of the programmes is a Torchwood special(this is a Dr Who spin off)I'll see if I can find more details more later.
more here
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Message 805951 - Posted: 7 Sep 2008, 19:32:00 UTC

The grid? How dare they.

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Message 806129 - Posted: 8 Sep 2008, 8:33:52 UTC

LHC@HOME is down for maintainance. Let's hope that it is back up & running by the 10th.
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Message 806135 - Posted: 8 Sep 2008, 9:40:02 UTC - in response to Message 806129.  
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LHC@HOME is down for maintainance. Let's hope that it is back up & running by the 10th.

No, it is only out of work, as usual. I hope they can give us something to crunch about the protons' orbits in the 27 km ring. I did some of my thesis work on the principle of strong focussing, many years ago. I would be glad to use my CPU to calculate some orbit, that would make me feel younger.
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Message 806221 - Posted: 8 Sep 2008, 16:53:20 UTC

It looks like you must have BOINC 5.10.45 to run LHC@home. No 6.x allowed. I learned this from the LHC home page.
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Message 806265 - Posted: 8 Sep 2008, 20:20:17 UTC

Here´s a description of how the LHC is supposed to work:------>Animation of 'The Bottle to Bang' by Chris Mann
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Message 806447 - Posted: 9 Sep 2008, 8:48:32 UTC - in response to Message 806221.  

It looks like you must have BOINC 5.10.45 to run LHC@home. No 6.x allowed. I learned this from the LHC home page.
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I don't think this is correct. I downloaded version 6.2.1.4 on 4th August, and had my last WUs between 19-21st August. All went through fine.
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Message 806575 - Posted: 9 Sep 2008, 23:20:32 UTC - in response to Message 806447.  

It looks like you must have BOINC 5.10.45 to run LHC@home. No 6.x allowed. I learned this from the LHC home page.
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I don't think this is correct. I downloaded version 6.2.1.4 on 4th August, and had my last WUs between 19-21st August. All went through fine.



Sorry, mis-read my latest version, it should have read 6.2.14.
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Message 806598 - Posted: 10 Sep 2008, 1:33:47 UTC

September 10, 2008

Associated Press:

The World ended…………LHC
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Message 806625 - Posted: 10 Sep 2008, 5:02:01 UTC

Summary of CERN Broadcast for LHC First Beam Day


Live webcast

The list below covers notable events during the day. At other times coverage will alternate between live events in the CCC and pre-recorded material. All times are CEST (Central European Summer Time), UTC/GMT + 2 hours.

9:00 Live satellite broadcast and webcast begin with an introduction from the commentators in the CERN Control Centre, an animation showing the passage of a beam through the LHC, and highlights of the LHC operators’ daily meeting where they lay out the procedure for getting the first beam circulating in the LHC.

9:15 Briefing in French by LHC Project Leader Lyn Evans and CERN Director General Robert Aymar on the plans for the LHC First Beam Day. Following the statement coverage begins of the first attempt to circulate a beam in the LHC. Lyn Evans will narrate the proceedings in English from the CERN Control Centre. Video of accelerator operators at work in the CCC will alternate with views of the LHC apparatus in its tunnel 100 meters underground.

10:00 Briefing in English by Lyn Evans, LHC Project Leader. The three-minute briefing will be followed by coverage of 10 minutes of Q&A between Lyn Evans and journalists at CERN for the event.

10:13 Tour of the control rooms of the four major LHC experiments: LHCb, CMS, ALICE and ATLAS. Viewers will see activity in each control room, and hear scientists from each experiment speak about their experiment and experiences during the first beam day. (duration 12:00)

10:25 Back to the CERN Control Centre for continuing coverage of the first beams in the Large Hadron Collider.

11:00 Three-minute briefing from the CERN Control Centre, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.

11:30 Visit by videoconference to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, near Chicago, Illinois, USA. Fermilab, which contributes to construction and operation of the LHC and CMS experiment, will host a pajama party in the middle of the night for scientists, media, VIPs and members of the public to follow the events at CERN live as they happen.

11:45 Video clips from worldwide non-CERN-Member-State particle physics institutes that contributed to LHC construction. (Pre-recorded)

11:56 Highlights from the morning’s activities in the CERN Control Centre. (duration 4:00)

12:00 Press Conference in English and French with CERN Director General Robert
Aymar and LHC Project Leader Lyn Evans. Statements by Director General Aymar and LHC Project Leader Evans will be followed by 20 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.

12:25 Visit the LHCb experiment, possibly the first experiment to see evidence of beam in the LHC on 10 September. A five-minute pre-recorded clip explaining the LHCb experiment will be followed by ten minutes of coverage of activity in the LHCb control room and interviews with LHCb scientists.

12:45 Movie: The Time Machine: The LHC Adventure is a Journey Through Time.
(Pre-recorded, duration 11:00)

13:00 Three-minute briefing from the CERN Control Centre, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.

13:13 Visit the CMS experiment. A five-minute pre-recorded clip explaining the CMS experiment will be followed by ten minutes of coverage of activity in the CMS control room and interviews with CMS scientists.

14:00 Three-minute briefing from the CERN Control Centre, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.

14:24 Visit the ALICE experiment. A five-minute pre-recorded clip explaining the ALICE experiment will be followed by ten minutes of coverage of activity in the ALICE control room and interviews with ALICE scientists.

14:45 Highlights from the day’s activities in the CERN Control Centre. (duration 3:00)

15:00 Three-minute briefing from the CERN Control Centre, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.

15:20 Visit the ATLAS experiment. A five-minute pre-recorded clip explaining the ATLAS experiment will be followed by ten minutes of coverage of activity in the ATLAS control room and interviews with ATLAS scientists.

15:50 Highlight footage of the day’s activities at CERN. (duration 10:00)

16:00 Three-minute briefing from the CERN Control Centre, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the event.

16:24 Tour of the control rooms of the four major LHC experiments: LHCb, CMS, ALICE and ATLAS. Viewers will see activity in each control room, and hear scientists from each experiment speak about their experiment and experiences during the first beam day.

17:30 Briefing in English with Lyn Evans, LHC Project Leader. The five-minute
briefing will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A with journalists at CERN for the
event.

17:45 Highlight footage of the day’s activities at CERN. (duration 15:00)

18:00 End of satellite broadcast and webcast.


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Message 806630 - Posted: 10 Sep 2008, 6:30:02 UTC

Big surprise the webcast still isn't up. I saw mention of them using evo, but halfway through setting evo up I got too freaked out and stopped. Weird program with many errors on pages and incorrect certificates. Seems a bit strange for a multi billion dollar project to use something so cheap.
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