A historic moment...
I feel so privileged to be able to participate in the ongoing DDoS of the CERN webcast server, lol!
Expect an update on modern science's understanding of the fabric of the universe this lunchtime: physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider will announce their latest findings at 1300 GMT. The boffins will reveal whether or not their results indicate the existence of the Higgs boson, the "god particle" that gives mass to …
> gives mass to other particles
That would be "gives some mass to some particles"
Anyway, more at http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=4262
"The announcement at CERN tomorrow of a likely-looking signal for a 125 GeV mass Standard Model Higgs will probably unleash a flood of hype from theorists claiming this as evidence for their favorite Beyond the Standard Model scenario. One obvious problem with any such claim is that the CERN results correspond well so far to the Standard Model with no additions whatsoever, so spinning them as providing support for things like supersymmetry and string theory will require some work.
For the last decade we have known that the Higgs mass is above 114 GeV (from LEP) and unlikely to be very much higher than that (from precision electroweak results). This summer’s LHC results disfavored masses above about 130 GeV, so for the last few months we’ve known that if the Standard Model Higgs is there, it should be between 114 and about 130 GeV. For a couple weeks news has been circulating widely from ATLAS and CMS that they are both seeing something around 125 GeV."
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>We live in a pysiucal world like we see it because of our choice. Being physical we think in a physical way.<
Wrong. We think we live in a physical world because that's the signals the brain receives. It's actually a holographic fantasy and Jesus is called Akira and the lawn mower man pwns the internet.
Altho' Philip K Dick did postulate that the Romans were still running the show, the 20th century was just a shallow veneer over the real reality of the twelfth century, so <shrug>, who knows.
Would it be funny if they found Higgs Boson on the 25th December? - (He's alive and well and living in Windermere)
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