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Thanks for the link, tullio.

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Thanks for the link, tullio. I like this line: "Lyn Evans, who oversaw the LHC from 1994 to 2009, says that the idea was considered and rejected because the alternative solder contained lead, a hazard to workers." Health and safety, eh? I wonder if they considered alternatives, or simply rejected the suggestion off-hand.

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RE: Thanks for the link,

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Thanks for the link, tullio. I like this line: "Lyn Evans, who oversaw the LHC from 1994 to 2009, says that the idea was considered and rejected because the alternative solder contained lead, a hazard to workers." Health and safety, eh? I wonder if they considered alternatives, or simply rejected the suggestion off-hand.


Should the LHC fail again, it would be the end of CERN. While, as a theoretical physicist, I sympathize with them, as an aluminium welder I cannot but agree with dr. Lucio Rossi. The problem was underestimated.
Tullio

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Going by the lhcstatus

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Going by the lhcstatus twitter updates, they're finally threading the needle with the beam right now. The messages are brief, but I believe they got it to circulate once before dumping it, several times, and measured beam optics.

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RE: RE: Thanks for the

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Quote:
Thanks for the link, tullio. I like this line: "Lyn Evans, who oversaw the LHC from 1994 to 2009, says that the idea was considered and rejected because the alternative solder contained lead, a hazard to workers." Health and safety, eh? I wonder if they considered alternatives, or simply rejected the suggestion off-hand.

Should the LHC fail again, it would be the end of CERN. While, as a theoretical physicist, I sympathize with them, as an aluminium welder I cannot but agree with dr. Lucio Rossi. The problem was underestimated.
Tullio


Some bad news:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8556621.stm

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If LHC works in 2010 and 2011

If LHC works in 2010 and 2011 it will get so many data that even the Grid will be unable to process. So a stop is not such a bad news. Let's hope LHC can maintain a steady pace even not at full speed for these two years.
Tullio

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According to CERN on Twitter,

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According to CERN on Twitter, the BBC article simply restates what was already announced in February. In other words, this is not a new setback - it's what they decided was the best way forward a month ago.

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This gives an interesting

This gives an interesting perspective on what is being banged together:

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3.5 TeV reachedLHC Tullio

3.5 TeV reached
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In the 25 March issue of

In the 25 March issue of "Nature" magazine there is an article titled "LHC: The Large Human Collider" which describes a set of experiments involving ten thousand people from a sociology point of view. The article is interesting but I haven't linked it because the Nature policy about its articles is not clear to me. Sometimes I can read them, although I am not a paying subscriber,and sometimes not. This time I could read it and also download it in pdf format, but I am not sure I can make a link to it. It is an interesting article, try to read it if you can.
Tullio

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New Physics that the LHC can

New Physics that the LHC can explore... That might not require higher energies.
NY Times article..
A new clue to explain Existence

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