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Q & A: What effect does the cern collider have on the world's magnetic field?

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Most recent answer: 03/07/2016
Q:
ref cern collider. What effect does the cern collider {running}have on the world magnetic field and also on the world internal magma? Has this been studied at all?
- pete (age 70)
alberta canada
A:

Not much.   If you walk around Geneva, Switzerland with a pocket compass the needle will still point north.   The main reason that the magnetic flux of the CERN collider is torroidal,   it is pretty much contained in the iron yoke of the magnets.   Another reason is the total magnetic energy of the collider is peanuts compared to that of the earth's field.

LeeH


(published on 03/07/2016)

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