Monday, 9 August 2010

His First Inverse Picobarn

The LHC, more precisely ATLAS, just passed the 1pb-1 milestone:

One inverse picobarn of integrated luminosity is 1/1000 of what is planned for LHC Run I. At the 7 TeV center-of-mass energy this luminosity translates to:
  • 200 000 W bosons,
  • 60 000 Z bosons,
  • 200 top quark pairs,
  • 10-20 Higgs bosons, if bastard's mass is around 120 GeV,
  • A couple of gluino pairs (Poisson permitting) in a parallel universe where gluinos exist and weigh 500 GeV.

1 comment:

Luboš Motl said...

Fun design update, Jester. Cute.

I hope that you're thrilled that by now, the estimated number of gauginos is proportionally higher, and that you won't have any problems to produce the amount in the very, very unlikely case that you lose our bet.

My $100 is waiting for you on the bookshelf for the case that I lose. ;-)