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Angels and Demons

  If anyone wonders about this relation as it was seen in context of the LHC, just see the comparative pictures for examination. What came out at the LHC as Angels and Demons in research was being written and became known in a artistic endeavor.

You have to know what this "picture represents first" in order to see how what came as thought from it's own operators, worked its way to a more responsible presentation.

M.C.Escher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Again I put this up so one can see that even the artistic inclined thought to portray symbolically, while Dan Brown move forward with written work and now, a new movie.

What kind of research and I thought to examine what possibly could have started the idea behind the book, Angel and Demons. INtroduction here

You may be able to support this with work by Carl Andersen or Dirac to help some understand the implication from theory and experiment, that lead too.

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Public Education

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The LHC is a synchrotron. A synchrotron accelerates particles by having them travel around and around in a vacuum tube. The LHC will have two such tubes placed side by side so that the same kind of particles - protons - can be accelerated in opposite directions and then smashed into each other.

I was looking for a picture I had of the end showing these tubes, placed as in discription. The two versions shown up top were  symbols of that arrangement.

See Also:LHC-Large Hadron Collider

Take note of symbol in "upper left hand corner" of Large Hadron Collider link.

 

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Cosmic Rays

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Cosmic rays are nuclei and elementary particles always falling very fast on the earth from the universe. Enormous number of cosmic rays are always passing through our bodies. Cosmic rays was discovered by Victor Hess, who is an Austrian physicist, on 1912. He went up to the high altitude of 4000 meters by a balloon and found the ionization rate of the atmosphere is raised at the higher altitude by cosmic rays. After that, cosmic rays have been studied extensively and progressively, and mysteries in the Universe and the Nature are being revealed.

Cosmic rays come from the neighborhood of the Earth and also far galaxies. Galactic and extra galactic cosmic rays are considered to be accelerated at dynamical astronomical objects, such as supernova remnants, neutron stars,and active galactic nuclei. After far-reaching long traveling, they plunge into the atmosphere and bring about nuclear interactions with nuclei of oxygen and nitrogen in the air. The extraterrestrial cosmic rays which come from outside the earth are conventionally called primary cosmic rays, and newly produced particles via the nuclear interactions are called secondary cosmic rays. The main components of the secondary cosmic rays are muon, neutrino, electron, gamma ray, and neutron. While electrons and gamma rays are absorbed into the air, muons and neutrinos can be observed even under the ground.

It is necessary to see the "natural relation such an experiment" as the LHC provides as we wonder about particle interactions in Cascading processes that come to earth and are measured. By so doing you see the abstract notion of theoretics and experiemnt being played out as one pushes forward toward "new physics."

 

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The illustration at right shows happens. A proton from outer space (yellow) hits the upper atmosphere, and produces a shower of other particles (green). Some of these particles (mostly pions) decay into muons (red). Only a small fraction of the muons reaches the earth's surface, because most decay in flight. Therefore, at higher altitudes there are more muons, because fewer have decayed. At sea level, one muon goes through an area the size of your fingernail about every minute! See:High Energy Cosmic Rays and the Atmosphere

 

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Shown above is an AIRES simulation of what happens when a proton with 1Tev of energy hits the atmosphere about 20km above the ground. The shower is in a 20km x 5km x 5km box superimposed on a scale map of Chicago's lakefront. The picture for that was obtained from the TerraServer site. Different kinds of particles are colored differently. For example, here, electrons and positrons are green, muons are red, and gamma rays are cyan.See:Cosmos-Aires Cosmic Showers

No body ever really expalined this relationship to me in context of the LHC. It was something I learnt as I tried to understand the experiment in terms of the natural world occurences. This same proces was used to examine microsopic blackholes that are areas for shifting new particles physics from particle decay collsions to backdrops on earth as measures of these occuranences.

Fidel

I think the Czechs believed they could conjure up a gorem(sp) to take revenge against their oppressors. And Koran mentions something about the jin. Theyre supposed to be able to see us but not the other way around, or something. Good ones and not-so good ones. 

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Hi Fidel,

It appears to me that this dualism runs deep in the views of people, from the aspects of religion, to a natural perspective of the relation of light and shadows of Euclids geometries, to "Good and Evil?"

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Dualism denotes a state of two parts. The word's origin is the Latin duo, "two" . The term 'dualism' was originally coined to denote co-eternal binary opposition, a meaning that is preserved in metaphysical and philosophical duality discourse but has been diluted in general usage.See:Dualism

In the research material for information for Dan Brown's book,  I am assuming  it is the relation to the anti-matter as a "symmetrial relation" embedded within science itself."

Electron–positron annihilation

Image of the "annihilation" process known in elementary physics.

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If the electron and/or positron have appreciable kinetic energies, other heavier particles can also be produced (e.g. D mesons), since there is enough kinetic energy in the relative velocities to provide the rest energies of those particles. It is still possible to produce photons and other light particles, but they will emerge with higher energies. However, if a photon - photon reaction occurs under the presence of ultraviolet light, an antimatter particle may be emitted; this process is known as the Kerr phenomenon, and was discovered in 2007 by Andrew Kerr while working at the NRU reactor in Chalk River, Ontario.[citation needed]

At energies near and beyond the mass of the carriers of the weak force, the W and Z bosons, the strength of the weak force becomes comparable with electromagnetism.[2] This means that it becomes much easier to produce particles such as neutrinos that interact only weakly.

The heaviest particle pairs yet produced by electron-positron annihilation in particle accelerators are W+/W− pairs. The heaviest single particle is the Z boson. The driving motivation for constructing the International Linear Collider is to produce Higgs bosons in this way.

 

If the electron and/or positron have appreciable kinetic energies, other heavier particles can also be produced (e.g. D mesons), since there is enough kinetic energy in the relative velocities to provide the rest energies of those particles. It is still possible to produce photons and other light particles, but they will emerge with higher energies. However, if a photon - photon reaction occurs under the presence of ultraviolet light, an antimatter particle may be emitted; this process is known as the Kerr phenomenon, and was discovered in 2007 by Andrew Kerr while working at the NRU reactor in Chalk River, Ontario.[citation needed]

At energies near and beyond the mass of the carriers of the weak force, the W and Z bosons, the strength of the weak force becomes comparable with electromagnetism.[2] This means that it becomes much easier to produce particles such as neutrinos that interact only weakly.

The heaviest particle pairs yet produced by electron-positron annihilation in particle accelerators are W+/W− pairs. The heaviest single particle is the Z boson. The driving motivation for constructing the International Linear Collider is to produce Higgs bosons in this way. See:High energy case

So the book itself Angels and Demons portrays this aspect as science fiction with the idea of a inherent distinction of such divisions within culture and society as well. As you have pointed out in cultural perspective Fidel. The book makes use of this over riding principle and produces some interesting ideas in the following. To me this is an "equative illustration"  in relation to "energy into matter" and "matter into energy" as a cyclical process embedded within the process of production in manipulating nature itself.

Most certainly as described in the cultural fascination,  it is also a psychology of thinking in relation to Carl Jung with regard too,  animus and anima. We might even think from a dualistic perspective that there are elements within governments that may exemplify this positon formed from a perspective we ourselves adopt from the culural setting we arised from? So indeed, "deeply suspicous" about an alternative plan to push forward an agenda that is "dualistic," in terms of the rich and poor. In forms of,  "for profit" healthcare?

****Spoiler Alert*****

The story here is further exemplified by the use of, and reinforces this tendency toward this symmetrical operation. It is held within the thinking of science. So symmetry itself then becomes an interesting aspect of research as one delves deeper into it's function.

 

Ambigrams

An animation of a rotationally symmetric ambigram for the word "ambigram"

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An ambigram, also sometimes known as an inversion, is a typographical design or artform that may be read as one or more words not only in its form as presented, but also from another viewpoint, direction or orientation. The words readable in the other viewpoint, direction or orientation may be the same or different from the original words. Douglas R. Hofstadter describes an ambigram as a "calligraphic design that manages to squeeze two different readings into the selfsame set of curves." Different ambigramists may create completely different ambigrams from the same word or words, differing in both style and form.

The National Puzzlers' League uses the word "ambigram" to mean an ambiguous anagram See:Ambigrams

Gödel, Escher, Bach.

 

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Using Venn Logic Unionist?:)

A Venn diagram of sets A, B, and C

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Venn diagrams or set diagrams are diagrams that show all hypothetically possible logical relations between a finite collection of sets (groups of things). Venn diagrams were conceived around 1880 by John Venn. They are used in many fields, including set theory, probability, logic, statistics, and computer science. SeeVenn Diagrams

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Antimatter, Matter, and How We Came To Be: The Science Behind "Angels & Demons"

Boris KayserBoris Kayser
May 16

7:30pm
Auditorium G17
Claudia Cohen Hall

The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to 275 persons.

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Abstract-

In the novel and movie “Angels & Demons,” a small droplet of antimatter threatens to
entirely destroy Vatican City. Antimatter, matter’s opposite, is quite real. Furthermore,
when antimatter and matter meet, they do destroy each other. The universe is safe for life
only because there is virtually no antimatter in it. Yet, scientists believe that just after the
Big Bang at the beginning of the universe, there were equal amounts of antimatter and
matter.


In this lecture, we will explain what antimatter is, and how it is related to matter. We will
describe the efforts of scientists to understand how the universe, starting out with equal
amounts of antimatter and matter, came to be a world with almost no antimatter, so that
we can exist.


Speaker description —


Boris Kayser is a theoretical physicist who studies the subatomic particles that are the
building blocks of matter. He is especially interested in the asymmetry between matter
and antimatter, and in neutrinos, which are among the most abundant subatomic particles
in the universe. With colleagues, Kayser has suggested several approaches to studying the
matter-antimatter asymmetry experimentally. An author of 150 scientific papers and a
book, and an enthusiastic speaker, he has appeared in an award-winning TV documentary
on the neutrinos, and is one of the leading public speakers on these elusive but ubiquitous
particles.


Kayser is a Fermilab Distinguished Scientist at Fermilab, the nation’s premiere laboratory
for the study of subatomic particles. He is also Chair of the American Physical Society’s
Division of Particles and Fields, whose members are the nation’s physicists who seek to
understand these building blocks of nature
see:Penn Pysics ad Astronomy

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A storage unit in Angel and Demons

Device in Movie for Mass Destruction

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The techniques for slowing, cooling and storing cold antiprotons make it possible for ATRAP and its competitors to pursue the production of antihydrogen that is cold enough to trap for precise laser spectroscopy. TRAP got extremely close to cold antihydrogen with our simultaneous confinement of 4.2 K antiprotons and positrons reported in 1999.Trap

All the initial cold antiproton experiments were carried out at the CERN Laboratory with antiprotons coming from its Low Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR), a unique facility that then closed. Antihydrogen experiments in 2000 and beyond will be pursued at the new Antiproton Decelerator ring of CERN which was constructed for this purpose. Using the techniques developed by TRAP, antiprotons will be accumulated within traps rather than in storage rings, thereby reducing the operating expenses to CERN.

So you can see how early research could lead to elements within the book.  That in the year of its writing, becomes a fictious storage unit as shown in image above in the movie, shows one  in actual experimental production.

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Fidel wrote:

I think the Czechs believed they could conjure up a gorem(sp) to take revenge against their oppressors. And Koran mentions something about the jin. Theyre supposed to be able to see us but not the other way around, or something. Good ones and not-so good ones. 

It's a Golem.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golem

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Not sure what the Dalai Lama has to do with this (East meets West)interpetation other then to think in context of negative enotion? What Happiness is?

I think the Dalai Lama does like the idea of scientific research in the spirit of pushing our emotive understandings forward as a responsible endeavour to understanding our own natures.

Skinny Dipper

It's the best picture I could find that resembled an angel and demon.  I'm not familiar with the Buddist religion; I don't know if there are angels in Buddism.  I do know a demon when I see one.  This is definitely right!

Fidel

[url=Beyond">http://www.mindbodysymposium.com/Beyond-the-Mind-Body-Problem/New-Paradi... the Mind-Body Problem:
New Paradigms in the Science of Consciousness[/url]

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As human beings, we are inherently driven by the quest to understand and attribute meaning to our existence, our environment, and the events that shape and influence our lives. The rise of every great civilization throughout history and the thread of discovery and progress that runs through each is perhaps the greatest testament to this unquenchable desire for meaning and purpose.

Prior to the age of reason, mysticism and revelation served as the primary source of knowledge and wisdom in the western world. With the advent of the Enlightenment, however, a schism would emerge between the comprehension of physical realities through religious thinking and the drive to understand the material universe through empirical reasoning. Though the tension between these contrasting approaches has taken on many different forms since then, it has essentially continued to this day.

One of the barriers to reconciling these dichotomous positions has been the relative lack of reliable scientific data to explain the nature of the "self" and the phenomenon of consciousness. Where, for instance, does the "self" originate? Does our consciousness have an objective reality, or is it purely an epiphenomenon of our neurobiological processes? And is it indeed plausible to speak of an atemporal, nonlocalized mind that exists independently of the physical body?

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Hi Fidel,

You quoted,  and emphasized this wording.....

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And is it indeed plausible to speak of an atemporal, nonlocalized mind that exists independently of the physical body?

As with most things, scientific integrity is asked for in society. That we might be lead by a "reason based guide to living." So how do you change the paradigmatic structure inherent in society if you are to introduce "new thought processes"  for consideration and still be qualified to speak holding this scientific basis?

 

The 2004 Edge Annual Question...

"WHAT'S YOUR LAW?"

 

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There is some bit of wisdom, some rule of nature, some law-like pattern, either grand or small, that you've noticed in the universe that might as well be named after you. Gordon Moore has one; Johannes Kepler and Michael Faraday, too. So does Murphy.

Since you are so bright, you probably have at least two you can articulate. Send me two laws based on your empirical work and observations you would not mind having tagged with your name. Stick to science and to those scientific areas where you have expertise. Avoid flippancy. Remember, your name will be attached to your law.

I am asking members of the Edge community to take this project seriously as a public service, to work together to create a document that can be widely disseminated, that can stimulate discussion and the imagination.

Say the words....

Happy New Year!

John Brockman
Publisher & Editor
See: World Question Center

 

So traditionally this perspective is "set in stone by law" and all cultures think this way?

Not likely, while influenced by historical views which have preceded our thoughts, and thoughts about what is normal? INtroduction of early history by example, is in the Tibetan Buddhism literature, and the Egyptian culture on death  and dying, were really about "books on life."

In Angels and Demons, a counter culture to the Catholic religion? It is no less the understanding that as we espouse our thoughts from a social background, we see that advantage in society has raised  it's own part of the dualistic nature, of what shall be leadng in society?

Plato's Dialogues

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The conclusion of the whole matter is just this,—that until a man knows the truth, and the manner of adapting the truth to the natures of other men, he cannot be a good orator; also, that the living is better than the written word, and that the principles of justice and truth when delivered by word of mouth are the legitimate offspring of a man’s own bosom, and their lawful descendants take up their abode in others. Such an orator as he is who is possessed of them, you and I would fain become. And to all composers in the world, poets, orators, legislators, we hereby announce that if their compositions are based upon these principles, then they are not only poets, orators, legislators, but philosophers.

Plato, The Dialogues of Plato, vol. 1 [387 AD] PHAEDRUS.

So you come with preconceived notions then about what can transpire in the unfolding of life? Where did these concepts exist then before life became the challenge ?? Are you a Blank Slate when you came into this world?

 

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A just society must be governed by men of reason.Inventing a new social myth to replace the old. Socrates calls those who rule for the benefit of the whole society and not to it's detriment golden men: in his myth they rightfully govern the men of silver and bronze.



This is the myth of metals(415a ff.) the centrepiece of a second accusation that has dogged Plato through the centuries. Plato made clear that merit and not heredity defined the gold man and that gold could be found in all parts of society. Nonetheless, Plato has never escaped the charge that he imposes upon society an elitist and authoritarian rule. The charge is pressed even though in Book IV Plato makes justice in the individual the condition of justice in society.
--Pg 16, Para 2 and 3, of Plato the Republic Introduction by Richard W. Sterling and William C. Scott.

So the Dualistic nature nature while seen as opposition wihtin society as seen in Angels and Demons, it is the basis of the arguements that are moved to election platforms of the left and right.

 

 

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Plato prove that justice does not depend upon a chance, convention or upon external force. It is the right condition of the human soul by the very nature of man when seen in the fullness of his environment. It is in this way that Plato condemned the position taken by Glaucon that justice is something which is external. According to Plato, it is internal as it resides in the human soul. "It is now regarded as an inward grace and its understanding is shown to involve a study of the inner man." It is, therefore, natural and no artificial. It is therefore, not born of fear of the weak but of the longing of the human soul to do a duty according to its nature.

Plato's Concept Of Justice: An Analysis

Bold was added by me for emphasis.

So justice is an inherent rise above this dualism to perpetrate a higher principal then one held to the perspective of this right and left. A better governng party that seeks to bring the truth while presentation as something other then authoritarian rule is th erequirement to look within one own self for this "scale and balance" of what justice means

Best,