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Boffin Peter Higgs said yesterday that he's confident the particle discovered by the Large Hadron Collider last July was the Higgs boson he first predicted in 1964. "I think it will turn out to be [the Higgs boson], but it's just a question of getting out the additional information," he told reporters ahead of a speech to the …

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JDX
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Hardly catastrophic

Just very disappointing.

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Re: Hardly catastrophic

Ah, that's what the gold commentard button looks like.

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Re: Hardly catastrophic

Gold, bronze, silver? What's this?

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Re: Hardly catastrophic

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/27/el_reg_commentard_badges/print.html

A new mechanism so you can see that a stupid post is not from some drive-by idiot but from an idiot with an el reg comment addiction.

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JDX
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Re: Hardly catastrophic

You're just jealous :)

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There aren't many people who can say "I was right all along", referring to 40+ years ago, and sound both despondent and humble about it.

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Despondent?

I really didn't get that at all.

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RIP Hugh Everett III

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Everett_III

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Lee Dowling

There aren't many people who can say "I was right all along", referring to 40+ years ago, and sound both despondent and humble about it.

What about just about everyone's parents?

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"Boson' Higgs: Yes, CERN has seen the coming of the God particle"!!!!

Not going to believe it till I see a beardy old man pointing at something.

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Re: "Boson' Higgs: Yes, CERN has seen the coming of the God particle"!!!!

Here you go - http://cutcaster.com/photo/100344763-Professor-pointing/

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Re: "Boson' Higgs: Yes, CERN has seen the coming of the God particle"!!!!

The up should have been a .5, but I did the full one for effort. Beardy bloke should of been pointing down, (It's the law according to physics 101).

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Re: "Boson' Higgs: Yes, CERN has seen the coming of the God particle"!!!!

As far as I remember it was called the "God Dammit" particle, but no one (in science) would print that, so it got shortened to the God particle (which sound a lot more scienty). Apart from that...this is just the usual scientist "we dun good, geius more cash" story whose probability (no pun) could have been equally "we dun bad, geius more cash." The certainty from a scientific view point is the "geius more cash" bit. Idle money-suckers.

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Re: "Boson' Higgs: Yes, CERN has seen the coming of the God particle"!!!!

"The certainty from a scientific view point is the "geius more cash" bit. Idle money-suckers."

Yes, they're awful, dedicating their lives to furthering the knowledge of the human race, while other people do terribly important things like shuffle pieces of paper with faces on them from one place to another, etc.

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Re: "Boson' Higgs: Yes, CERN has seen the coming of the God particle"!!!!

I think we should all reserve judgement ('scuse pun) until they've detected plagues of tiny frogs, burned pigeons and assorted pestilence raining forth from it.

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Re: "Boson' Higgs: Yes, CERN has seen the coming of the God particle"!!!!

I could care less for the tiny frogs, but if the Higgs boson leads to a loot of burned pigeons, it will certainly make some big cities a lot more pleasurable to visit.

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This would be good except : -

Such a shame that the Mayans were right and we are all about to die in some some of galactic cataclysm.

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Oh, well.

"What has been found at CERN looks like so much a good fit to the simplest version of the theory of the standard model that it isn't providing any hints of what might come next," I like surprises, I guess I'll just have keep filling my sci-fi shelf in the mean time.

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Higgs anecdote

My lecturer in particle physics at uni was one of Higgs' Ph.D. students at the time he came up with it. Apparently Higgs left a note on his desk on a Friday afternoon to say that a) he'd thought of something interesting and he'd tell them all about it on Monday, and b) he was off mountain climbing for the weekend. Luckily he didn't have an accident, or there'd be no theory or particle found...

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Did he left his note on the back of the article of Englert and Brout?

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Re: Higgs anecdote

No, no, no. I think that's the anecdote about Bjoerken who was out mountaineering while Feynman was in town and thus missed the opportunity to look at a plot and deduce that quarks are for real.

Actually, I hear the Higgs Boson is not such a big deal as it's an immediate consequence of weak symmetry breaking. It's just that its presence indicates that the math looks good.

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Dam 'tootin

We'll never get our dark energy powered worm hole generators now.

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I guess the Battle Hymn needs rewriting, then...

CERN eyes have seen the coming of the "God particle" Higgs

In the Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest physics gig

But still I'm not convinced why the fuck I should give a fig

If they've found one more boson

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Re: I guess the Battle Hymn needs rewriting, then...

Well you are posting this on WWW.thereg.....

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Re: I guess the Battle Hymn needs rewriting, then...

Oi! I resemble that song!

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The standard model?

Nah, I think I'll wait until the deluxe model comes out.

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Re: The standard model?

Yeah you get all the fermionic goodness of the Standard Model but with the special WIMP expansion set for free.

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I don't think the qualities required for The Higgs particle to explain the standard model is there, and I don't think they will be found.

Neither do I think, that supersymmetry will be recognized in futuristic science.

I know I am a pain in the butt, but I believe in a complete different approach to high energy physics in the future. My vision is that future science will engulf consciousness. The mind and the spirit will be explainable through physics.

I have been a fan of Sir Roger Penrose for many years. He was the first scientist to say that consciousness should be found in the quantum field rather than in the brain. I am so much a fan, that I made my own theory out of the idea that consciousness might be explained through a better understanding of antimatter and multiverse dimensions.

My idea is that antimatter is the mirror of this universe, and that antimatter might be where memory is located.

I think that the subconscious mind and consciousness are located in multiverse dimensions in the form of antimatter.

The original standard model predicted no mass at all. That made no sence to scientists, so Peter Higgs predicted The Higgs Boson, purely from mathematics. I think the original standard model was right, particles does not exist. The physical universe is a flow of energy from minus infinite energy to plus infinite energy.

If you would like to know more, then you can watch a full videopresentation of my theory on my blog:

www.crestroy.com

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hmmm

hmm... not sure whether to upvote for entertainment value or downvote for crank level over 9000.

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"Boson' Higgs: Yes, CERN has seen the coming of the God particle"!!!!

The Purusha in Sanskrit is the fundamental particle in space and is already defined, described mathematically and axiomatically. It is in perpetual harmonic oscillation and has a specific mass.

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