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#‎InTheory‬

Why bother with theoretical physics?

Let’s open some doors of the Theory corridor at CERN and learn more about what it takes to make someone a theoretical physicist: http://cern.ch/go/fN8n

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Home from Mars via the Curiosity Rover. [Serious Wonder]
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Want your very own miniature LHC?

Then VOTE NOW for ‪#‎LHCLego‬: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/94885

A PhD student working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN has created a replica of the Large Hadron Collider using Lego building blocks. It now needs 10,000 votes on the Lego Ideas website to qualify for the Lego Review, which decides if projects become new Lego products, read more: http://cern.ch/go/b7XZ

The image shows a computer simulation of the miniature Lego LHC, complete with four detectors (+ALICE Experiment +ATLAS Experiment +CMS Experiment and +LHCb Experiment) connected with blue dipole magnets. Image credit: Nathan Readioff. You can build your own miniature LHC now! Instruction manuals and part lists are available on the “Build your own particle detector" website: http://build-your-own-particle-detector.org/models/lhc-micro-models

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Here you find a very enjoyable non technical talk from mathematician Hannah Fry on complexity and complex systems applied to social dynamics. The focus is put on the analysis of a riot event in London, but the first half of the talk is an interesting general introduction to the field.
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This is not a spiral

It’s a series of concentric circles.

More: http://makezine.com/2010/04/04/this-is-not-a-spiral/
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How it really works.
**Need something to watch this weekend? Try the new PHD Movie: http://phdmovie.com
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This is kind of disturbing.
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"So even if you make a black hole, and even if the laws of physics that we know are wrong and it lives forever, it is still harmless. No matter how many of the laws of physics you throw out, revise or tweak, the Earth will still be okay."

Every time we go to higher-and-higher energies with our particle accelerators, we increase the chances of finding new particles, new knowledge, and new fundamental physics. While there are also potential risks, the most commonly trotted-out one is that the LHC — set to run at 13 TeV, up from 7 TeV previously — will create an Earth-destroying black hole that will devour the planet in short order. Here's the physics of why that's impossible.
Spoiler: NO, not a chance. Now find out why.
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A nice timeline of all the major milestones in the history of the LHC. Found on the CERN web page.
21 / 03 / 1984. A Large Hadron Collider in the LEP Tunnel? CERN and the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) hold a workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland and at CERN from the 21-27 March 1984. The event, Large Hadron Collider in the LEP Tunnel, marks the first official recognition of ...
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Obviously THEY are with us.
The results of a massive new DNA sequencing project on the New York City subway have just been published. And yup, there's a lot of bacteria on the subway--though we know most of it is harmless. What's really important, though, is what we don't know about it.
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This is really so damn geeky - but I love real time pilot's view videos!
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