If conundrums are symbolic, Bruce, in the sense that this fragment of yours could be assigned a symbol; I conjecture an assignation either of p for proton or whatever the symbol is for a lead nuclei “at an energy of 574 TeV (92.0 µJ) per nucleus (2.76 TeV per nucleon-pair)”(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider).
I say so since the so called elusive Higgs particle has been practically discovered to within 4.9 of 5 of its sigmas. By my calculation that should mean that CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has done precisely 98% of its work, and it’s going to need something else to do in 2%’s time.
On 10 September 2008, the proton beams were successfully circulated in the main ring of the LHC for the first time, but 9 days later operations were halted due to a magnet quench incident resulting from an electrical fault (see precisely latter link)
From the Australian ESTzone I am sitting in, that could have been 11 September 2008, since The Collider is quite close to Geneva in Switzerland. If we assume then that The Collider approximately started working when it made its first circulation of protons on the east coast of Australia, and we assume that the Higgs boson particle was practically discovered on America’s Independence Day of 2012;
((4 over 7) over 2012) – (911 over 2008) = 98% or
the time left remaining is the above
divided by 98 and multiplied by 100.
As any good mathematician would know, the result is clear. Anyone can do that in their head.
So it obviously follows that we would be wise to avoid attaching a symbolic n or an n raised to the power of 0 for neutron to any near future conundrum, since The Collider doesn’t do neutrons that aren’t seen to be in line with lead nuclei carrying “an energy of 574 TeV (92.0 µJ) per nucleus (2.76 TeV per nucleon-pair)”.
Now no-one wants to put The Collider out of work – do they?