and what's happening with the large collider in Switzerland, and the latest with the search for the Higgs boson and all that kind of stuff. I can't get enough of that.
I attended the lecture by Frank Close, a noted physicist, on the history of Higgs Boson this Monday at CERN and it was a great experience to be present there along with other scientists. In my opinion, the name will not be changed
The Higgs boson and the particle theories, gluons and mesons, that really gives us a scientific base in terms of our fictional storytelling, to open up to another dimension and have something horrible come throughMore quotes »
Physicists claim to have found 'god particle'
as the "God particle." CERN physicist Joe Incandela said in a statement Thursday that "it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson though we still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is."The long-theorized subatomic particle would Read more »
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Cern scientists believe newly discovered particle is the real Higgs boson Results of analysis at Cern in Switzerland show particle behaves precisely as expected The Guardian, Friday 15 March 2013 A representation of traces of a proton-proton collision is from EssayClub.com Read more »
Knowledge and the Higgs Boson
This essay makes a point that is only implicit in most of my other essays–namely that scientists are arro—oops that is for another post. The point here is that science is defined not by how it goes about acquiring knowledge but rather by how it defines k from Quantam Diaries Read more »
Two Guys Walk into a Bar: The Basics of the Higgs boson
We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and w from Big Think Read more »
One Ring to Rule Them All
“… I was wondering how that would fit into the “LHC results” framework since string theory has nothing to say on the topic.” IIRC, the Higgs boson results were announced at Lepton-Photon at Melbourne, despite the Higgs boson being neither a lepton nor a from Not Even Wrong Read more »
Shipping A 50-Foot Circular Magnet 3,200 Miles Across The U.S., For Physics' Sake
Muons wobble like a spinning top, and when they’re in a magnetic field, they start to rotate. The way they move, called gyromagnetic procession, can tell physicists very interesting things. At Brookhaven National Laboratory, physicists already have a dev from Popular Science Read more »