|"ERROR MUON VELOCITY EXCEEDS SPEED OF LIGHT IN ROUTINE ADVPARTICLE"|
... does this mean we're giving CERN something else to worry about?
|I would fix it but the stats server has imploded into a black hole and I'm scared to go near it.|
|Fortunately people at the lab have constructed an enormous solenoid to purge the excess muons from the system|
we expect normal service to resume tomorrow.
|Interesting thing about that picture is that it *is* a large superconducting solenoid and it *was* made at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory where I work. But a long time ago (hence the black and white) when magnet manufacture was a more significant part of its work. That solenoid went into the DELPHI detector of LEP (the machine at CERN preceding the LHC). I believe it got reused in another experiment rather than thrown away when LEP was shut down, but don't know offhand which lab it's living at. So it's a happy ending, for the solenoid.|
|So do any unusual/cool things happen when the muon yield reaches infinite.|