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Message 21665 - Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 21:19:11 UTC
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We always talk about "going green" to save our planet. At the rate our countries are producing waste our world will be doomed in a few centuries to it's own toxins that we, as a growing population, are leaving for our children to deal with. The greatest discovery of the LHC will be how matter is formed from energy. This knowledge may possibly allow us to convert waste of every kind into pure energy and then reconstituted back into useful matter. Einstein's matter to energy formula works in both directions. No more waste and plenty of food for everyone is a reality that can only be discovered by continuing the LHC experiments. Much of our current medical imaging devices were built on technologies that have been discovered by smaller atom smashers from years ago. The LHC can help us save the planet from us, the inhabitants.
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Message 21670 - Posted: 23 Nov 2009, 19:35:32 UTC - in response to Message 21665.  

The LHC can help us save the planet from us, the inhabitants.


I have a bridge you might wanna take a look at. It\'s cheap too.
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Message 21672 - Posted: 24 Nov 2009, 1:58:00 UTC - in response to Message 21670.  
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I have a bridge you might wanna take a look at. It's cheap too.


"An Einstein Podalsky Rosen Bridge?" Excellent! I've been looking for one of those since college. I'll take it!
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Message 21699 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 15:12:46 UTC - in response to Message 21665.  

The greatest discovery of the LHC will be how matter is formed from energy.


If the Higgs boson is found, theoretical particle physics will have filled in a huge blank space in our knowledge of matter and energy.

. . . but that is still a massive \'if\' . . . .


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Message 21705 - Posted: 2 Dec 2009, 7:27:01 UTC - in response to Message 21699.  
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"If" we do nothing to improve ourselves and pursue truth, then the greatest mystery will be, "why could'nt we have done something to help our children survive?" Even "If" the Higgs boson isn't found, we will at least be able to stand proud for doing the best we could. "To die without having tried is the worst outcome." Thankyou Sid...
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Message 21707 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 3:47:18 UTC

What LHC is looking for is not only the Higgs boson but a far more important aim: supersymmetry, nicknamed SUSY.
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Message 21708 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 9:03:44 UTC - in response to Message 21707.  
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What LHC is looking for is not only the Higgs boson but a far more important aim: supersymmetry, nicknamed SUSY.
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"SUSY or Supersymmetry"? Please elaborate. I'm just trying to better my understanding about these things and I love how you explain things, Tullio!
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Message 21709 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 10:06:33 UTC

Thanks for your appreciation, but I am aware of my limits. It has been 50 years since I dabbled in SU(n,1) symmetry. So instead read this:
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Message 21719 - Posted: 6 Dec 2009, 21:58:07 UTC
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Looking for SUSY:
The best proof would come, however, if we could produce neutralinos directly through collisions in an accelerator. The trouble is that we are not entirely sure how muscular that accelerator would need to be. The mass of the super-partners depends on precisely when supersymmetry (SUSY) broke apart as the universe cooled and the standard particles and their super-partners parted company. Various versions of the theory have not come up with a consistent timing. Some variants even suggest that certain super-partners are light enough to have already turned up in accelerators such as the Large Electron-Positron collider - the LHC's predecessor at CERN - or the Tevatron collider in Batavia, Illinois. Yet neither accelerator found anything.

The reason physicists are so excited about the LHC, though, is that the kind of supersymmetry that best solves the hierarchy problem will become visible at the higher energies the LHC will explore. Similarly, if neutralinos have the right mass to make up dark matter, they should be produced in great numbers at the LHC.
So if evidence for supersymmetry does exist in the form most theorists expect, it could be discovered well before the Higgs particle, whose problems SUSY purports to solve. Any sighting of something that looks like a neutralino would be very big news indeed. At the very least it would be the best sighting yet of a dark-matter particle. Even better, it would tell us that nature is fundamentally supersymmetric.
this info came from the SUSY link in the previous post...
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Message 21722 - Posted: 7 Dec 2009, 9:49:27 UTC

Looking forward to my flying car.

I'm not the LHC Alex. Just a number cruncher like everyone else here.
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Message 21727 - Posted: 8 Dec 2009, 6:51:24 UTC

I think it would be best if we figure out how to make us live over 1000 years and letting tullio and I be the first to use that for a couple hundred years of course in the age and health of a 25 year old and the wisdom and thought of a modern physicist.






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Message 21732 - Posted: 9 Dec 2009, 6:53:57 UTC - in response to Message 21722.  
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Looking forward to my flying car.

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