Monday, August 25, 2008

Full Documentation for the Large Hadron Collider

Symmetry Breaking has an article on the availability, for free, the full documentation of the LHC. Not sure why anyone outside of the field would want to own a copy, but there they are, published in IoP's Journal of Instrumentation.

It was also interesting to read the saga of SLAC's The Blue Book. It's nice to know they finally got that straighten out and made it available online as well.

Zz.

1 comment:

Jim Purdy said...

I've Got Einstein on my Mind
by Jim Purdy


Listen to me one and all, Oh dear,
For bad news I bring, The End is Near.

In the UK, the Daily Mail tried to clue us in,
That those mad scientists are going to do us in.

Yes indeed, they have published a news article
Warning us of a runaway sub-atomic particle.

The Large Hadron Collider is to blame,
And our universe will soon end in flame.

Oh man, the fireworks will be spectacular,
It'll be so big, I won't need my binocular.

As the end nears, some may grieve and mourn,
But I'll enjoy the show, just eating my popcorn.

Someday I'll entertain grandkids with the story I'll tell,
Oh. Wait. I guess I won't have any grandkids, oh well.

In college, we laughed at those physics dorks,
Always talking about their tachyons and quarks.

Yes, soon the world will be gone, we'll be no more,
Thanks to guys named Fermi, Heisenberg and Bohr.

So, as I await the end of all mankind,
I've got Albert Einstein on my mind.