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We never meant to become missing scientist investigators. It started before, The Missing Math Man, story and grew over time. We have a high success rate for finding them but I think it was more making contacts that the word got around about us. We mentioned Dr. Spencer and Clark among a few others in the Higgenbottom story. Spencer knew where Dr. H. was “hiding out,” and being friends with Pete, pointed us in the right direction. One of the most interesting contacts Dr. Spencer gave us was a Dr. Sydney. If you don’t remember our short story on quantum computing, Sydney was the lead scientist of a project in the Northwest. Amazingly, all these folks knew or at least heard of one another and it began to sound like a “good old boys” network. What’s funny is that these folks go back and forth to each others projects too. For example, Dr. Quimby in our latest story knows Sydney quite well. Quimby is in charge of the football sized IT section of the Xevatron (Dr. H’s particle accelerator design). Pete got the feeling Quimby was seriously interested in downsizing the huge data center, preferably with the newest quantum computer available. Or, could the best long distance network like a T3 line allow using the quantum computer some thousand miles away, feasible? I apologize if we get too technical here. I want all readers, young and old to enjoy the stories. – I was happy to come across an article about China’s plan to build a particle accelerator in the future. Story These projects tend to bring people together and one of the reasons why we’re proponents of a world-wide effort for a manned space mission to Mars – ASAP. Pete was excited to see the spiral type drawing in the picture if you read the story. Our story is not about the world’s biggest PA, but the most powerful. Dr. H. has figured it out and knowing Asian scientific brilliance, suspect that they are heading in that direction. How to describe Dr. H’s design?
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Pete knew what Higgenbottom accomplished and described it to me –
“These are the two main rings down here, Dad,” Pete started to say. “There’s a new spiraling tunnel that heads to the new lab that starts here.” Pete pointed to a spot on our map. The big particle accelerators are circular now, but if you look at what Higgenbottom has done, he’s melded the linear style to the circular style.” Pete pointed to a long, vertical tunnel that appeared to be in the center of the top and bottom main rings.
“Why do you call this a lab, Pete?”
“That’s what they call it, as big as it is. Over here are collector areas, these are colliders, and here, and these are detectors.” Pete pointed to various spots. “Don’t worry about memorizing these areas; we’ll take the diagram with us. They even have it on a tablet, and we can explode the view of the area on our tablet we as we go.”
The design is radical, even the new TNS rooms that replace stand RF rooms in current PA design -
“You bet, Dad. From the reports that Jen gave me, the two technicians disappeared close to here.” Pete pointed to a small round circle labeled “TNS-2” that was superimposed over the main tunnel ring.
“What’s that stand for?”
“Higgenbottom is a fox, holding all kinds of cards up his sleeve,” Pete whispered as he scanned our suite for bugs—SOP.
“If you’re giving scientific opinions, Pete, make sure you charge them,” I said jokingly.
“It’s funny. As excited I am to be here, I really wonder what we’re doing here.”
Neither of us took a liking to our surroundings. We had lots of work, finding 2 missing technicians for starters and the strange holes blasted in the outer walls. But we were never comfortable down there. Although on standby, there was too much energy down in the lab. Energy that was off the scale, if you will, and we had meters to cover scales A through Z.
“I’m glad you’re learning the lingo. The whole system is on stand-by, but our meters will tell us if we are being blasted with any kind of radio or microwaves. This other meter measures electric fields and any magnetic fields.”
We passed through electric and magnetic fields but there was something different here. Pete sensed it too. Energy that could not be measured in the typical sense. Higgenbottom eluded to dark energy and matter. CERN says, “they’ve seen the first signs of dark matter. Story
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