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I have no actual information, but I believe that it's highly likely that the protons will again run at the same energy as in the pp run. By doing this, the operations team will not have to redo the various manipulations (injection, ramping, bunching...) that have been already done for the protons.
Decaying exponentials are the result of there being a fixed probability of any specific member of a population being removed. Once removed, the population decreases and so the rate of decay also decreases. The rate of decay is therefore associated with a particular time scale related to the change in population. The same model works if the population is ...
The term "preliminary" does not refer to the runs. It refers to the status of results and figures that have not been properly reviewed and/or approved for publication yet.
You need to distinguish between the virtual gravitons that appear in a quantum field theory calculation of a gravitational interaction and real gravitons that form a gravitational wave. The sort of experiment you're describing requires the emission of real graviton i.e. the emission of a gravitational wave. The trouble is that the coupling constant for the ...
Why can't gravitons be created in traditional particle accelerators? Because gravitons are hypothetical virtual particles, proposed by particle phyicists advocating an "exchange mechanism" for gravity. This exchange mechanism is modelled using virtual particles, and it's perfectly valid for electromagnetism: when the electron and the proton attract each ...
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