Talk:Large Hadron Collider

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"It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine." Sterilesnore! 08:14, 10 September 2008 (EDT)

Probably because you missed all the black holes and the sky-on-fire bit. New3.pngPink(Astronomy Domine) 08:21, 10 September 2008 (EDT)
Boring! End of the world is ok, as long as it is at least as spectacular as Hollywood flicks. Editor at CPLiar at RP! 08:23, 10 September 2008 (EDT)
You can check up on things on "Has the Large Hadron Collider Destroyed the World Yet (dotcom)"
Times Online has a list of 30 Apocalypses that never were. I liked number 29:
Friday 13th April 2007: An un-named punter placed a £10 best at 10,000/1 with Ladbrokes, the bookmakers, that the world would end on that day. It is unclear how he expected to collect.
Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? 11:05, 10 September 2008 (EDT)

We ought to find an awesome image or two for this article. ħumanUser talk:Human 20:38, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

Check this one Human. Ace McWickedThis Talk Page is growing rapidly 20:42, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

Nice! What's the html around it so I can check the copyright status (most of these are free anyway, I just want to make sure)? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:56, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
Here's the site have gander. Ace McWickedThis Talk Page is growing rapidly 21:00, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
Thanks! ħumanUser talk:Human 21:34, 15 September 2008 (EDT) is teh better. ħumanUser talk:Human 21:40, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
OK, I'm digging all over the CERN site for that picture, can't find it. I do know now that it's the ATLAS thingie, and those eight pipe looking objects are toroidal magnets. This thing is one of the detectors, I guess. At this point I think having a link to CERN is good enough... ħumanUser talk:Human 22:05, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
Got it! [1] so how big do we want our copy to be? ħumanUser talk:Human 22:08, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

I take it you have all seen The Large Hadron Collider Rap? Most educational! DogP 21:44, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

80,000 computers[edit]

The article ref'd is inconsistent - it says there are 80k pcs at LHC HQ alone, so are the rest a bit like the SETI @ Home project? IE, no one really knows how many people are joining in yet? 22:37, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

It's something like that. I cant remember from the top of my head but I dont think there is an @home version. Its spread throught uni's and labs round the world Ace McWickedThis Talk Page is growing rapidly 22:38, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
They should make an @home version! We could all help get the silly bosonating done so they can get to work cooking steaks for us. ħumanUser talk:Human 22:50, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

Not quite woo[edit]

More twisted SF - the 'explanation' that the LHC was failing repeatedly was because it-in-the-future was going back in time to prevent itself becoming operational. (talk) 15:34, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Same thing, really. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 16:07, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

As it is an example of the 'killing your grandfather paradox' there is a putative SF component. (talk) 16:21, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Copyright, CERN[edit]

Quite concerned we have two copyrighted images proudly displaying their status there. Yes, they're the iconic shots of ATLAS but not even Wikipedia gets to use them. Scarlet A.pngmoral 14:35, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

See also: Comic sans.[edit]

I don't get it. PowderSmokeAndLeather: Say something once, why say it again?.Moderator 18:26, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Hawking Radiation Problem[edit]

I think Kurgesat said that a black hole that shrinks out of existence would release a ton of energy- about the same amount as a couple hundred (thousand?) atomic bombs. It was in his video about what would happen if you had a black hole the size or mass of a penny. The Rational Gamer, WonderKirby577Let's chat! 00:23, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

I thought I read somewhere that our very own atmosphere generates tons of mini black holes that dissipate extremely quickly or there are mini black holes that pass through Earth every day. Err, not sure if it's relevant, but it appears to contradict what I sorta know about black holes. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 01:38, 31 July 2017 (UTC)


It's certain it's just me being naive, but, about that part of the article:

"A further possibility put forward[13] was that the Universe would vanish, to be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable."

It is a joke, right? The article atribute that to Douglas Adams, he really said something like that? Where?

The Large Hadron Collider, and other machines like that, is 100% safe, right? ANewUser (talk) 23:22, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

It is a joke from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, the second book in the series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The exact quote is
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
സ്പ്രിഗിന (സംസാരം) (സംഭാവനകൾ) @ 23:32, 1 August 2019 (UTC)


And that article:

That's true or just bullshit? ANewUser (talk) 00:40, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

A friend of mine suggested that Trump and BoJo might be evidence of the “replaced something more bizarre” theory (yes, it was after a few drinks). He was joking, of course, but not by much... ScepticWombat (talk) 01:51, 2 August 2019 (UTC)