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Simultaneous Work and Play

Another weekend of combined ATLAS running.

In the past we would try to exercise the combined system in these big ‘Milestone’ weeks. And those haven’t gone away but now as the beam looms nearer and nearer we have added weekly-weekend combined running as well.

In other words: There goes my summer completely.

ATLAS is just big. In all dimensions. In physical size, in the amount of electronics, in the number of computers, in the number of people. Everything. And so it is no wonder that when we try to get all the little parts of this big system running smoothly together it takes a lot of time.

And getting the system running is exactly what me and several others spent 17 consecutive hours doing last Friday. But! We had things to keep us happy. Initially I was bummed that I was stuck in the control room while the Euro cup quarter-finals were being played.

But hey, this is a high-tech experiment. With a very nice big flat screen, nominally used for displaying the beam parameters. But since there is no beam, why not use it to display… say… Croatia vs. Turkey…

By the end of the night, we had the combined run set-up and the game on the big screen. Here is the video which proves that while we were indeed watching the game, the run was actually going. As the footage was taken from a phone, it is a little hard to see but the zoom in on the computer screen shows a happily running detector. Really.

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2 Responses to “Simultaneous Work and Play”

  1. Paul W Dixon says:

    SUPERNOVA FROM EXPERIMENTATION AT FERMILAB, BROOKHAVEN, CERN AND LOS ALAMOS

    The well-respected theory of Albert Einstein and his collaborator Willem de Sitter has been presented since 1975 regarding Type Ia Supernova generation from highest-energy physics research to the world of science, yet in this time alas, no mainstream news media source has been willing to present this theory in an objective format for general discussion. May we call on the news media to bring these concepts up for general debate to allow the all interested parties the opportunity to provide input as to whether this research should be continued at this time – before it is forever too late.

    Please note: Cool down at CERN is near completion as all segments are in the blue condition. Collisional energetics should now be observed shortly. May God have mercy on the souls of all our children.
    http://lhc.web.cern.ch/lhc/

    The Director General of CERN Robert Aymar as well as the safety officers of CERN have received the appended posting. We may hope that this message will alert them to the forthcoming generation of a Type Ia Supernova from the experimental highest-energy physics at CERN. So far, as the preparation for the LHC experiment continues, there has been no refutation of the theoretical work of Albert Einstein and the extension of his Generalized Theory of Relativity by Willem de Sitter. This forms the basis of our understanding of the Einstein de Sitter Universe as it is now termed.

    As we are in engaged in an eschatological discourse, the “philosophy of last things,” we need to distinguish between black hole generation as well as strangelets and Type Ia Supernova. Their generation and their effects are uncertain whilst Type Ia Supernova Generation is almost completely certain as are as any of the effects under the auspices of Albert Einstein’s generalized theory of relativity. Please note: Dragging of Inertial Frames (Ignazio Ciufloni (2007) Nature 7158, 449, 41-53) Walter L. Wagner and I have discusssed this. Type Ia Supernova generation will be sudden and the destruction of our planet, our solar system and a host of nearby stars will follow. Should the CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider) cool down schedule proceed as now planned, an empirical test of the hypothesis of Type Ia Supernova generation via highest energy physics experimentation will commence in June/July 2008. The 7Tev phase of the research would then begin at this time. Please note: http://lhc.web.cern.ch/lhc/
    cooldown progress in preparation of the empirical test of this hypotheisis
    at the LHC in CERN.

    Highest energy physics is an experimental science and the determination of the threshold towards de Sitter space and the generation of Type 1a Supernova is now being approached via laboratory work. Where the energies now observed at Fermilab and soon at CERN approximate those found at the point origin of the Universe, it may be postulated that we are very close to the threshold values for the formation of a transition towards de Sitter space.

    Please review, Quantum tunnelling towards as exploding Universe? (Malcolm
    J. Perry (1986) Nature 320, p. 679) as well as Dragging of Inertial Frames
    (Ignazio Ciufloni (2007) Nature 7158, 449, 41-53) We note: “Classically,
    transition from one type of solution to the other is forbidden by the
    existence of a large potential barrier.” Thus the transtion from the
    continuum to de Sitter space is only a function of energy. The source of
    energy could be from natural sources, i.e., the implosion of a stellar
    envelope, conditions existing in the early Universe, or via high energy
    physics experimentation. We now have an empirical experimental test of the
    generalization of the equations in the General Theory of Relativity in the
    Einstein de Sitter Universe as it is now termed paid for with billions of
    our tax dollars. We, therefore, await the tragic confirmation of the
    Exploding Universe via the generation of a Type Ia Supernova at the Fermi
    National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia. Illinnois or in March 2008 at
    CERN with those energies found some 10^-9 to 10^-14 seconds subsequent to the infinite energetics of the Big Bang at the point origin the Universe. Please note, Perry (1986) “Classically, transition from one type of solution to the other is forbidden by the existence of a large potential barrier.” Thus the
    transition from the continuum to de Sitter space is only a function of
    energy. The source of energy could be from natural sources, i.e., the
    implosion of a stellar envelope, conditions existing in the early
    Universe, or via high energy physics experimentation. We now have an
    empirical experimental test of the generalization of the equations in the
    General Theory of Relativity in the Einstein de Sitter Universe as it is
    now termed paid for with billions of our tax dollars. We, therefore, as
    noted above, await the tragic confirmation of the Exploding Universe via
    the generation of a Type Ia Supernova at the Fermi National Accelerator
    Laboratory in Batavia. Illinnois or in May 2008 at CERN with those
    energies found some 10^-9 to 10^-14 seconds subsequent to the infinite energetics of the Big Bang at the point origin the Universe. The excellent, Dragging of Inertial Frames, article in its review of the findings concerning The General Theory of Relativity indicates the confirmation of the theories
    predictions up to the limits of current astrophysical observational
    measurement Let us not confirm this theory once again with the
    generation of a Type Ia Supernova in our planetary neighborhood.

    Alas, we have achieved energies great enough to breach the potential barrier towards de Sitter space as indicated above and release energies sufficient to outshine our galaxy for some weeks of time.

    So far, in submitting this theoretical position to the world of science, as well as Director General of CERN Robert Aymar, there has, alas, been no refutation of this for the past 33 years. Please forward this document to your colleagues at CERN for their commentary and hopefully their refutation as well of this theoretical consideration.

    Please access “Paul W. Dixon” via the Google browser for a search of my background information.

    All the children will thank you for your kind efforts on their behalf. Looking forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

    Yours sincerely,

    Paul W. Dixon, Ph.D.
    Supernova from Experimentation

  2. I have been working on a theory concerning the origin of our own universe. I have reached a point where I need assistance in prooving the validity of my theory. In its most basic concept the theory contends that the big bang was the result of an implosion of a great deal of energy. Our universe exists as a result of an implosion at the point of singularity of a particle which exists outside our own universe.

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