1) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Happy New Year (Message 20900)
Posted 1 Jan 2009 by Profile Es99
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Happy New Year :)
2) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Congratulations on the start up! (Message 20280)
Posted 12 Sep 2008 by Profile Es99
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I really wanted to watch the live feed this morning and tried to set it up for my students in my lab but the feed was overloaded.


I\\\'m still alive, I want my money back.


[edit] In Spite of ES99\'s \"valentine\" musical extravaganza [/edit]

Bad as my singing is..I don\'t think it\'s capable of producing black holes
3) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Congratulations on the start up! (Message 20142)
Posted 10 Sep 2008 by Profile Es99
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I really wanted to watch the live feed this morning and tried to set it up for my students in my lab but the feed was overloaded. We were very disappointed and resorted to watching Brian Cox again (I was totally unaware that he was a popstar before being a physicist..that explains why he does so much TV and radio..doh!).

However..reading the home page of LHC@Home here I can definitely get a sense of the excitement this morning. :)
4) Message boards : LHC@home Science : BBC Radio coverage of CERN and the LHC (Message 20084)
Posted 10 Sep 2008 by Profile Es99
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There was a good programme tonight on BBC4

The Big Bang Machine

Dr Brian Cox was out in full bloom.



We can\\\'t get BBC4 over here, even over the Internet. It\\\'s a licensing issue. \\\"Sorry, this video is only available in the UK\\\"

American broadcast television seems to consist entirely of soap operas and infomercials.

Cheers,

Stephen

That\'s a shame :(

..but if it turns up on youtube I\'ll let you know.
5) Message boards : Cafe LHC : where can i order my free black hole? (Message 20075)
Posted 9 Sep 2008 by Profile Es99
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Can I have one too? It would give me
somewhere to keep my little boys toys.
I can see it now, \\\" kai, how many times
have I told you to put your ben 10 and
starwars toys into the black hole when
you\\\'ve finished with them\\\"? \\\"I nearly
broke my neck\\\"!

My boys have already got a black hole in their room. I think all the socks go there.

I did give them one of these natty GridPP Magic Cubes, but after i nearly sliced my foot open on it I reclaimed it as far too good for them and now keep it by my computer to fiddle with.
6) Message boards : LHC@home Science : BBC Radio coverage of CERN and the LHC (Message 20014)
Posted 6 Sep 2008 by Profile Es99
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There was a good programme tonight on BBC4

The Big Bang Machine

Dr Brian Cox was out in full bloom.

7) Message boards : LHC@home Science : They turned it on, tried it out, and it works. (Message 19949)
Posted 16 Aug 2008 by Profile Es99
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8) Message boards : LHC@home Science : LHC: Satan's Stargate to Earth! (Message 19948)
Posted 16 Aug 2008 by Profile Es99
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I feel sad after watching that.

He should sue the British Education system. It let him down badly. :(
9) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Hei~!Look at the following massage,the disaster seems have an order (Message 19947)
Posted 16 Aug 2008 by Profile Es99
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My cat just died, it was made of protons. GOD DAMN YOU CERN!!!1

you had a cat made only of protons?
10) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Hold on to your hats.... (Message 19935)
Posted 14 Aug 2008 by Profile Es99
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To Es99

"I crunch therefore I am."

With no WUs - "I do not crunch therefore I am not."

I crunch WUs from a higher space-time dimension. It only looks like I am crunching no WUs.
11) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Hold on to your hats.... (Message 19886)
Posted 9 Aug 2008 by Profile Es99
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Cern lab set for beam milestone

This is exciting isn't it?
12) Message boards : Number crunching : LHC@home teachers? (Message 19752)
Posted 30 Jun 2008 by Profile Es99
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Well we had a fun day! ..and it was nice to meet you Neasan. I hope the LHC physicists will recover from our visit soon.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : LHC@home teachers? (Message 19718)
Posted 12 Jun 2008 by Profile Es99
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Bump.

Not sure what happened with this..but QMW University are hosting a workshop on LHC for schools which I am taking some of my students on. Is this something you are organising or is it run by different members of LHC?
14) Message boards : LHC@home Science : compound pendulum (Message 19689)
Posted 28 May 2008 by Profile Es99
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I have to calculate gravity using a compound pendulum

Im stuck please help


Have you looked at Kater's Pendulum?

That should be a big enough hint to get you started ;)

It's not a trivial problem BTW :(

Al.

p.s. Not sure that this is the right place to ask :)

No. This project is full of particle physicists :D I would (did) suggest she try Einstein@home as they like these sort of problems over there. But the deadline for handing in the project is passed now. :p

and thanks ChertseyAl. That was a very good hint.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : LHC@home teachers? (Message 19236)
Posted 14 Mar 2008 by Profile Es99
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I'd definitely be interested. I teach physics in the UK and I recently told my A level students they should look at LHC@home as they are extremely excited about the LHC itself.
16) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Einstein is back up..... (Message 14524)
Posted 11 Aug 2006 by Profile Es99
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I'm not Buffy The Vampire Slayer but I'll try. With a laser pointer I've had success finding vampires like Einstein. I called Cern and told them they have a Hollow Man because that's what they call it and they hung up. Maybe Einstein answered! Einstein was heavily into UFO's when he vanished. They said he fused an element. I'll check The Argonauts boat club where he sailed. I bet the Einstein Vampire's down there. There is a reward for that Vampire posted by The Vatican at Vampires.com. From Jude.

Yup.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : New work when? (Message 11971)
Posted 14 Jan 2006 by Profile Es99
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I got my first LHC wus!! WOO HOO!!
18) Message boards : Cafe LHC : LHC@home needs more publicity (Message 11870)
Posted 8 Jan 2006 by Profile Es99
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I'd recommend Rosetta as well, it may not be physics but they are doing good science and their science boards are usually at a level most physics student will understand. And maybe recommending a biochem project as well as a couple of physics ones will make you seem more impartial ;-)

Also as a science teaching point the three projects demonstrate different contributions to the respective sciences. LHC is helping to design an experiment, Einstein is helping to sift the results looking of an experiment, and Rosetta is developing a new way to make predictions so is more about applying the theory than doing an experiment. All of three approaches being essential to the interplay between theory and experiment in any science.

Equally it is not just reading the boards that I think they will find attractive, but the chance to be involved in a small way in cutting edge science, whether it is particle physics, gravitational astronomy, or biochemistry.

River~~


Thanks River. You've made some interesting points here. I'll think about recommending Rosetta, but I my students might have a heart attack if I start recommending anything to do with biology! I never pretended to be impartial and with the chronic shortage of physics teachers and people taking up physics I think I can afford not to be. ;-)
19) Message boards : Cafe LHC : LHC@home needs more publicity (Message 11865)
Posted 8 Jan 2006 by Profile Es99
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I feel greater efforts are needed to make students & teachers around the world aware of LHC@home. It still has very few members compared to SETI@home. I am pretty much sure that many more would like to join this project once they become aware of it. What do you say ?


Hi Atanu.

I think you are right about the educational benefits of a lot of the boinc projects. I'm a physics teacher and I would love to get my students crunching. I'd be wary about getting them involved with Seti because of the nature of the boards over there, but I think I'll try and get my older students onto LHC and Einstein next week. Reading the science forums would be really good for them.

Also, I'll send out an email to the Physics teacher network and see how many of them have even heard of the project. :-)
20) Message boards : Number crunching : New work when? (Message 11832)
Posted 4 Jan 2006 by Profile Es99
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Hey ES,
You have to have a reactive crunch drive. Just make yourself available and the next thing you know, when you least expect it, you will be doing it, over and over and over and over again. It takes a lot to satisfy them.

Happy new year,


Thanks David :-)

Don't worry, something that good has to be worth waiting for.


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