Friday, February 19, 2010

563)Powerful Large Hadron Collider Set To Smash Protons To Uncover The Tiniest Particles Of Matter And Creation;Quotes Of Aga Khan IV And Aga Khan III

"Our religious leadership must be acutely aware of secular trends, including those generated by this age of science and technology. Equally, our academic or secular elite must be deeply aware of Muslim history, of the scale and depth of leadership exercised by the Islamic empire of the past in all fields"(Aga Khan IV, 6th February 1970, Hyderabad, Pakistan)

"God has given us the miracle of life with all its attributes: the extraordinary manifestations of sunrise and sunset, of sickness and recovery, of birth and death, but surely if He has given us the means with which to remove ourselves from this world so as to go to other parts of the Universe, we can but accept as further manifestations the creation and destructions of stars, the birth and death of atomic particles, the flighting new sound and light waves. I am afraid that the torch of intellectual discovery, the attraction of the unknown, the desire for intellectual self-perfection have left us"(Aga Khan IV,Speech, 1963, Mindanao, Phillipines)

"Islamic doctrine goes further than the other great religions, for it proclaims the presence of the soul, perhaps minute but nevertheless existing in an embryonic state, in all existence in matter, in animals, trees, and space itself. Every individual, every molecule, every atom has its own spiritual relationship with the All-Powerful Soul of God"(Memoirs of Aga Khan III, 1954)

"In the meantime, even operating the LHC at 3.5 TeV per beam takes physicists “into new territory” where discovery of new physics, including a search for signs of a new theory of elementary particles known as supersymmetry, is still possible, he added."


LHC to begin collisions soon, but will be limited to half power

By Ron Cowen
Saturday, February 13th, 2010

After more than a year of delays, the most powerful atom smasher on Earth will finally begin regular collisions of its two proton beams around February 20. But to help safeguard CERN’s Large Hadron Collider from further electrical problems, the accelerator will run at only half its maximum energy for the next 18 months to two years, said Steve Myers, CERN’S director for accelerators and technology.

That decision all but guarantees a new and major delay in discovering new elementary particles — including the long-sought Higgs boson, whose existence would account for why subatomic particles have mass.

Starting in mid-March, each of the twin beams of protons accelerated by CERN’s Large Hadron Collider are expected to carry an unprecedented energy of 3.5 trillion electron-volts. But that’s just half the 7 TeV per beam that the particle accelerator is designed to have, Myers noted. The collider won’t run at full power until 2013, he said on February 13 during a talk at a meeting of the American Physical Society in Washington, D.C.

The lower-than-designed operating energy will ensure that the collider won’t suffer any additional electrical problems. In September 2008, an electrical short in the system powering some of the collider’s superconducting magnetsforced a shutdown of the accelerator for more than a year. The short caused a thermal runaway in a section of the superconducting magnetic system, not only damaging magnets but also flooding part of the 27-kilometer accelerator with helium gas.

After a yearlong set of repairs during which about 250 magnets were either refurbished or replaced and 6,500 new detectors were added to the system’s magnetic protection system along with 250 kilometers of new cable, that particular problem “can never happen again,” said Myers. But during tests in April 2009, scientists discovered another set of problems. Electrical flaws were found in copper bus bars housing superconducting cables.

The copper problem is not a complete showstopper but means that the LHC can operate safely only at 3.5 TeV per beam. At higher energies, the faulty connection could vaporize the copper and cause further damage to the collider. After 2011, the Collider will shut down for a year of upgrades and then is expected to finally achieve its maximum energy in 2013, Myers said.
Late last year, the LHC achieved what was then the highest energy of any accelerator — 1.18 TeV per beam, beating out the Fermilab’s Tevatron in Illinois. Because of all the delays with the LHC, the Tevatron’s operating life has already been extended two years, to 2011, and Fermilab scientists are closely watching the LHC’s progress to determine whether it might keep the Tevatron working until 2012, said Joseph Incandela of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

In the meantime, even operating the LHC at 3.5 TeV per beam takes physicists “into new territory” where discovery of new physics, including a search for signs of a new theory of elementary particles known as supersymmetry, is still possible, he added.

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In Shia Islam, intellect is a key component of faith. Intellect allows us to understand the creation of God: Aga Khan IV(2008)
The Qur'an itself repeatedly recommends Muslims to become better educated in order better to understand God's creation: Aga Khan IV(2007)
The Quran tells us that signs of Allah's Sovereignty are found in the contemplation of His Creation: Aga Khan IV(2007)
This notion of the capacity of the human intellect to understand and to admire the creation of Allah will bring you happiness in your everyday lives: Aga Khan IV(2007)
Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation: Aga Khan IV(2006)
The Holy Qu'ran's encouragement to study nature and the physical world around us gave the original impetus to scientific enquiry among Muslims: Aga Khan IV(1985)
The first and only thing created by God was the Intellect(Aql): Prophet Muhammad(circa 632CE)