Tuesday, November 21, 2006

LHC, ATLAS: huge magnet turned on

The world's largest superconducting magnet, the Barrel Toroid, has been switched on without any problems. It will show its strength to the muons in the ATLAS detector. Click the image to see the P.R. home page of the magnet. How many magnets in the world have their own server?

CNN has an article about the imminent completion of the LHC. Clifford Johnson at asymptotia.com is driven up the wall by the term "God article" much like he was exploding when the word "theory" was replaced by "laws". I kind of like the term God particle: God is who gave body mass to Himself via a self-interaction and mass to all other objects in the world, Amen.

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