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Postby Strange Animal » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:08 pm

Physicist Builds Large Hadron Collider Out Of Legos

As part of a public outreach program for the Large Hadron Collider, a physicist has created a scale model of the ATLAS experiment in the Large Hadron Collider – out of Legos.
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As part of a public outreach program in conjunction with the Niels Bohr Institute, physicist Sascha Mehlhase of the University of Copenhagen has created a scale model of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider – out of Legos.

The ATLAS experiment is focused on high energy collisions of protons. It’s one of the detectors looking for the Higgs boson, and data from the detector recently indicated the discovery of a new subatomic particle.

Here’s a shot of the interior of the Lego model:
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The Lego model is built at a 50:1 scale (approximately the same scale as a Lego person to a real person). It’s composed of over 9500 pieces. To construct the model, Mehlhase took about 48 hours to create a 3-D model of the ATLAS experiment. It then took about 33 hours for him to build the whole thing.

Despite the accuracy of the model, the Lego Hadron Collider isn’t capable of accelerating protons to high speeds, nor is it likely to uncover either the Higgs boson or its Lego equivalent.

However, that does not diminish in the slightest how awesome it is. :D
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Re: LEGO:In the news

Postby Sir Michael Le Fanu » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:48 pm

That's pretty cool. Massive!
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Re: LEGO:In the news

Postby Strange Animal » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:03 pm

Yeah your telling Me.
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Re: LEGO:In the news

Postby Borgador » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:02 am

That is cool!
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Re: LEGO:In the news

Postby legosammy » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:17 am

S.B.P.D. wrote: – out of Legos.

its Lego not Legos :x
Stupid reporter people

but still vary cool :)
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Re: LEGO:In the news

Postby Strange Animal » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:55 am

legosammy wrote:
S.B.P.D. wrote: – out of Legos.

its Lego not Legos :x
Stupid reporter people

but still vary cool :)


yep :x
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Re: LEGO:In the news

Postby Ninja_Bait » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:02 pm

legosammy wrote:
S.B.P.D. wrote: – out of Legos.

its Lego not Legos :x
Stupid reporter people

but still vary cool :)


*puts on lawyer suit

Actually... it's spelled LEGO. Also, you have to say "made of LEGO bricks/elements/pieces/etc." because LEGO is not a noun when referring to the actual product. Link.

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Re: LEGO:In the news

Postby Scooter » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:25 am

And check this out - some Canadian students sent a LEGO minifig into space!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQwLmGR6bPA

How cool is that?! Just a pity they didn't use a LEGO Spaceman.
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Re: LEGO:In the news

Postby Strange Animal » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:38 pm

Scooter wrote:
How cool is that?! Just a pity they didn't use a LEGO Spaceman.


yea a pity indeed
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