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Universe Sandbox as a LHC type simulator? It could be...
« on: November 04, 2008, 07:19:46 PM »
I've tried it it is fun. You make nuclei and smash them in U.S. Or you have them as quarks. They aren't the real effects of it exactly, but similar. Don't make them .0000000000001 cm across. Just use pool balls and put them on bounce mode.

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Re: Universe Sandbox as a LHC type simulator? It could be...
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 10:16:26 PM »
Although there's no reason that I couldn't make Universe Sandbox work smoothly at a super small scale (it kind-of already does).

The major issue is that gravity isn't the force that works at these very small scales and that could make it complicated to make realistic and/or representative.

It is fun to zoom in on something the size of a nuclei and then zoom out further than the size of the visible Universe.


There's a new movie coming out that visualizes molecules:

Molecules to the Max
http://www.molecularium.com/nowplaying.html
(there are two movie clips at the bottom left)

New Scientist Clip About the Movie

« Last Edit: November 07, 2008, 10:23:55 PM by Dan Dixon »