How Do I Make the Particles Accelerate?
August 8, 2003 9:25 PM   Subscribe

At Fermilab, one of about seventy high energy particle accelerators on the planet, scientists offer day-by-day, hour-by-hour reports of experimental progress and setbacks. Science in action looks tedious. This reads like a particle physics blog.
posted by tomharpel (9 comments total)
At 4:21 PM, a Linac RF station (KRF4) tripped off due to a LCW flow fault. Operators beat on the flow sensor and it started working again.

posted by thatweirdguy2 at 10:26 PM on August 8, 2003

thatweirdguy2: Funny, indeed! (I was about to post the same quote.)
posted by willem at 5:14 AM on August 9, 2003

What's Fermilab doing on the World-Wide Web? Next I'll expect CERN to join in...
An obscure WWW joke. Kids, ask your Grandpappy...
posted by jpburns at 5:38 AM on August 9, 2003

At 3:52 PM, the Pbar stack was lost. Experts found that an Accumulator quadrupole power supply took a current jump due to a bad transistor.

OK, now you're just making shit up...
posted by jpoulos at 6:45 AM on August 9, 2003

I live about 10 miles from Fermi. They also have a film series, lectures, and buffalo.
posted by goethean at 10:16 AM on August 9, 2003

...oh, yeah, and some cool sculptures.
posted by goethean at 10:18 AM on August 9, 2003

Live collisions from CDF and D0

"Note: When no collisions are occurring, CDF and D0 will show events from their "Greatest Hits" collection."

Heh. (If just for my inability to offer any intelligent commentary on the subject.)
posted by jaronson at 11:51 AM on August 9, 2003

Yay! Finally, a FPP about my livelihood. If you want real "particle physics blog" action, you can read the CDF and D0 and MCR (i.e. Tevatron, etc.) e-logs.
posted by funkbrain at 1:08 AM on August 10, 2003

Call me when they find a quonsar.*

*I eschewed intelligent commentary long ago.
posted by trondant at 10:02 AM on August 10, 2003

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