beamjockey (beamjockey) wrote,
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Land O' Quarks

Fermilab's daily newsletter featured a question you've always wondered about:

I have been pondering a scientific question:

What would happen if someone stuck a stick of butter into a particle accelerator?

Regards,
Aaron M. Boruff


Dave Harding writes a lucid reply:

Dear Aaron,

The short answer is that you would mess up the butter, you would mess up the beam of particles, and you would mess up the accelerator. In case you want to know more, I'll tell you a little about how each of those would happen...


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