Strange catastrophe revisited

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 21:19:36 MST

I'd thought the issue was settled when someone pointed out that cosmic
rays had more energy (40,000 GeV) than the gold nuclei in the Brookhaven
accelerator, but this guy points out that the Brookhaven accelerator would
involve head-on collisions, and says that "An incoming cosmic ray, in
order to mimic the RHIC, would be required to have about 4,000,000 GeV,
which would produce a COM energy of about 40,000 GeV, the same as the RHIC
COM energy." He also points out that strangelets may grow faster in
liquid helium. Any comments from the local physicists?

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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