Some LHC Calculations

The LHC is currently running at 7 TeV, giving a relativistic gamma factor of 3730: $$E = \gamma mc^2 \rightarrow \gamma = {E \over mc^2} \rightarrow \gamma(3.5\text{TeV}) = 3730$$ This means the protons are moving at 99.999996% the speed of light: $$\gamma = {1 \over \sqrt{1 - \beta^2}} \rightarrow \beta = \sqrt{1 - {1 \over \gamma^2}} \approx 0.99999996$$ Alright, now let’s look at the collision rate, assuming a recent luminosity of 1e33: [Read More]

Influencing Dynamics in Neural Networks

This research was performed under an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Indiana University and then extended at Wittenberg University to serve as an undergraudate honors thesis. The work was overseen by John Beggs. It was later published in the 2006 issue of Wittenberg University’s non-fiction literary magazine, Spectrum.

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Changing Concepts of Ethnic and National Identity in Dakar

This research was performed as a capstone project for the Senegal: Arts & Culture academic program of the School for International Training in Spring of 2005 under the direction of Souleye Diallo. The project was advised by Mamadou Aliou Diallo, Universit√© Cheikh Anta Diop. It was published in the 2006 issue of Wittenberg University’s non-fiction literary magazine, Spectrum.

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