|Aug24-09, 07:56 PM||#1|
Large Hadron Collider questions
I watched some interesting videos on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and it raised a whole ton of questions. If my questions do not make any sense, perhaps the video itself, though clever and catchy, is not credible. ( http://technology.todaysbigthing.com/2008/09/11 + http://technology.todaysbigthing.com/2008/09/12)
If the second video is credible:
1. How do protons get heavier when they approach the speed of light? ("99.9% of the speed of light")
-The video said that because energy is added, but the protons cannot go any faster, they gain mass, and I do not fully understand the translation from mass into energy and the other way around.
2. What is dark matter?
3. What is anti matter?
4. The second link also mentioned that if they cannot explain what happened to all the anti matter from the big bang that they would need new physics because the standard model was missing something, but could this problem be reworked to prove the necessity for a super intellect creator who could break His own physical laws?
5. How does the LHC see anti matter, what is it, or what isn't it?
6. has the existence of gravitons been proven?
7. how does the LHC guide the protons, what keeps them on the same track in the vacuum?
please reference the question numbers so I know which one you are answering, and thank you
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|Aug24-09, 08:33 PM||#2|
We don't know 'what' it is yet. It's not really anything to do with the LHC.
This means that if protons go clockwise in a circle in the LHC the opposite charged anti-protons will go anti-clockwise in the same circle. When they meet the results are interesting.
In 1900 we couldn't explain the orbit of mercury - then Einstein.
So we probably don't need a super hero to sort out the matter/anti-matter problem.
|Aug24-09, 08:41 PM||#3|
We infer the existence of charges from symmetry properties in the spectrum of and reactions among particles. Then we can use the assumption of those symmetries and charges, and come up with predictions for new particles and/or rates for other reactions.
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|Aug25-09, 07:38 PM||#4|
Large Hadron Collider questions
Thank you, thank you, thank you, that clarified a lot. my curiosity about all this has been like a bad itch, thanks for scratching it!
|Sep2-09, 11:34 AM||#5|
"This is a collection of facts and figures about the
Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the form of questions
and answers. Questions are grouped into sections,
and answers are often two-tier, with more details in
the second level. Please note that when speaking
about particle collisions in the accelerator, the word
‘interaction’ is a synonym of ‘collision’."
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