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and thats why i love physics!

Post: #254028 demi
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:01 am

interview with Professor Brian Cox on the latest glimpses of the Higgs Bonson partical:

http://www.universetoday.com/88187/qa-w ... the-higgs/


so much more facinatingly, amazingly more mind boggeling, incredible than any made up fairys, ghosts or god stories.

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Post: #254060 Thomzo
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:15 am

I went on a science field trip to CERN when I was doing A level physics. It didn't help, I still failed. The highlight of the trip was getting lost in Paris on the way back and ending up in the red light district. Oh, and getting very drunk at a Swiss fondue dinner in Geneva. Just think, Tim Berners-Lee was at CERN at the time, you never know, I might even have met him and not realised just how much he would change our lives. If it wasn't for particle research, we wouldn't be chatting like this now.

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Post: #254122 demi
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:04 pm

wow what school did you go to? we never got out the school grounds for physics!
id love to go there, however when i was in school i probably wouldnt have relized how significant it was.
i faild my physics exam too :oops:
its only since going to uni that iv became facinated by it.
i think though, the kind of physics we did in school was all building curcit boards and learning formulas which was boring at the time. now i choose to just read about what interests me and leave all the boaring bits out :lol:
but hey, brian cox failed his phyisics A level too! and just look at him now :lol:
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Post: #254125 gregorach
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:44 pm

The "learning formulae" bit only gets worse once you get into university-level physics... I dropped out in second year because I just couldn't hack the maths any more.
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Post: #254126 bonniethomas06
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:03 pm

I would loveto see if I could do a physics A-level today. I dropped out of chemistry A-level because I just didn't 'get' it, although I was 16 and much more interested in boys and stuff at the time.

Wheras now, I recon I would have the patience to sit down and learn it all.

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Post: #254166 Sky
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:43 am

I must be like one of those Victorian folk who thought if you went too fast in a moving vehicle you would pass out.
I am suspicious and wish folk would stop messing with stuff we don't understand ... maybe when they open whatever door they've been trying to understand, we will all get sucked into it and then ..... nothing!

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Post: #254175 gregorach
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:08 am

And yet you're quite happy to use a computer... :wink:
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Post: #254188 demi
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:56 pm

Sky wrote:I must be like one of those Victorian folk who thought if you went too fast in a moving vehicle you would pass out.
I am suspicious and wish folk would stop messing with stuff we don't understand ... maybe when they open whatever door they've been trying to understand, we will all get sucked into it and then ..... nothing!




thats not gonna happen. do you know how much force it takes to create a black hole?
its humanly impossible!

apart from those mini black holes, but they only exist for a minutly small fraction of a second as they are unstable and they are so small they are almost undetectable.
oh and there are also sound black holes, but they only suck in sound waves, so your safe :lol:
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Post: #255540 MKG
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:00 pm

demi wrote:
thats not gonna happen. do you know how much force it takes to create a black hole?
its humanly impossible!


I was born in Doncaster. I beg to differ.

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Post: #255545 oldjerry
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:34 pm

MKG wrote:[quote="de


I was born in Doncaster.

Mike[/quote]


That explains so much......

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Post: #255546 MKG
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:41 pm

oldjerry wrote:
MKG wrote:I was born in Doncaster. I beg to differ.

Mike



That explains so much......


Ah - I take it you mean my charitable and rich outlook on life?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

You may well be right.

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