Thursday, 28 July 2022

The other end of a black hole – with James Beacham

quote [ What would happen if you fell into a black hole? Join James Beacham, particle physicist at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, as he explores what happens when the fabric of reality – physical or societal – gets twisted beyond recognition.

James Beacham searches for answers to the biggest open questions of physics using the largest experiment ever, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He hunts for dark matter, gravitons, quantum black holes, and dark photons as a member of the ATLAS collaboration, one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. ]

This was AMAZING! What a freaking talk. My head almost exploded around 20 minutes in! Really worth the watch.
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[by steele@8:02pmGMT]


R1Xhard said @ 2:30am GMT on 29th Jul
Some interesting summarising points at the end of that talk.

Now of postulations about Neutrino's rambling about in my head. I always thought they are "dark matter" once they lose momentum and "clump".

Any who how would a neutrino interact with a blackhole?
steele said @ 11:36am GMT on 29th Jul
Neutrinos have mass so they should be sucked up by black holes like all the other particles. Dark matter is supposed to be something else... I think.
cb361 said @ 4:28pm GMT on 29th Jul
Wasn’t expecting the social commentary at the end. It’s not wrong, but it’s simpler and more horrible than he explains. Some people - indeed lots of people want facism. And a big percentage of humanity always will, until we bio-engineer ourselves.
mechanical contrivance said @ 5:02pm GMT on 29th Jul
I spend a lot of time thinking about eugenics.
cb361 said @ 5:49pm GMT on 29th Jul
I’m one of those anti-fascist fascists.
steele said @ 8:24pm GMT on 29th Jul
Surely you see the irony of pulling the "human nature" card on someone that's endlessly posting about corporate, oligarcical, and government propaganda mechanisms? People wanted mcdonalds szechuan sauce for months with religious fervor and now most of them probably haven't thought about it in at least a year. People are incredibly vulnerable to mental exploitation. It's not a secret, it's pretty well documented. Speaking of...

You want know something funny? An italian guy by the name Antonio Gramsci wrote up a whole multivolume treatise on Cultural Hegemony(the idea that the culture of the rich and powerful dictate the norms of society) in his head while in prison and published it after he got out like a hundred a years ago. The American who translated it into English was a guy by the name Joseph Buttigieg, father of notorious neoliberal, Pete Buttigieg; A victim of Cultural Hegemony.
cb361 said @ 7:58pm GMT on 30th Jul
All that stuff is Human Nature too.

steele said @ 8:18pm GMT on 30th Jul
Doesn't require bioengineering though.
cb361 said @ 8:41pm GMT on 30th Jul
Do you want intergalactic space nazis? Because it’s a choice between biologically re-engineered human personality or intergalactic space nazi boots stamping on a mundane human face forever.
steele said @ 10:45pm GMT on 30th Jul
Uh huh.

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