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4th of July: Independence Day 2012 - LHC Higgs Boson report


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Report from France, the progress in the search for the Higgs boson will be reported in Melbourne, Australia.

 

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"Known formally as the Higgs boson, the particle is the theoretical missing link in the standard model of physics and is believed to be what gives objects mass, though scientists have never been able to pin it down.

 

The organisation, known as Cern, said that at a July 4 Geneva conference it will “deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson” it is carrying out with its atom-smasher, the Large Hadron Collider. The theory behind the so-called God particle is that mass does not derive from particles themselves but instead comes from a boson that interacts strongly with some particles but less, if at all, with others.

 

“In December we said that there were hints in the data that there may be something there (but) not strong enough to say it’s a discovery or not,” Cern spokesman James Gillies said by telephone.

 

“On July 4 we will be able to say whether either there is nothing in the data this year; or there are still hints in the data, but not strong enough for us to be able to say that it is a discovery; and possibly a discovery,” he said. “Either of those three things is possible.”

 

The seminar will precede a major physics conference in Melbourne, Australia, where progress in the search for the Higgs boson will be reported."

 

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Genesis 1:3-4

 

3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wikipedia: Big Bang Theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The earliest phases of the Big Bang are subject to much speculation. In the most common models the Universe was filled

 

homogeneously and isotropically with an incredibly high energy density and huge temperatures and pressures and was very rapidly expanding and cooling. Approximately 10−37 seconds into the expansion, a phase transition caused a cosmic inflation, during which the Universe grew exponentially.[16] After inflation stopped, the Universe consisted of a quark–gluon plasma, as well as all other elementary particles.[17] Temperatures were so high that the random motions of particles were at relativistic speeds, and particle–antiparticle pairs of all kinds were being continuously created and destroyed in collisions. At some point an unknown reaction called baryogenesis violated the conservation of baryon number, leading to a very small excess of quarks and leptons over antiquarks and antileptons—of the order of one part in 30 million. This resulted in the predominance of matter over antimatter in the present Universe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking good...

 

"God particle is 'found': Scientists at Cern expected to announce on Wednesday Higgs boson particle has been discovered"

 

  • Scientists 'will say they are 99.99% certain' the particle has been found
     
     
  • Leading physicists have been invited to event - sparking speculation that Higgs Boson particle has been found
     
     

 

 

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2167188/God-particle-Scientists-Cern-expected-announce-Higgs-boson-particle-discovered-Wednesday.html

 

 

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1 day to go...

 

Higgs boson: US physicists find strongest evidence yet of 'god particle'

 

Scientists at Tevatron say they have come close to proving particle's existence, and hope Cern will announce firm results

 

Source: Higgs boson: US physicists find strongest evidence yet of 'god particle' | Science | guardian.co.uk

 

Source: Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian

 

 

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Can I ask that, please, let's not refer to a findamental particle as the "God particle." That'sshock jock pop-sci talking, not physicists. God notwithstanding, the Higgs Boson is no more "the God particle" than a neutron, proton, electron or neutrino. Each particle has its part to play in the Standard Model and the Higgs' part is mass. It's not magical and its part in physics is no more important than any other particle. It just happens to be a lot harder to directly observe than other particles.

 

 

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1 day to go...Higgs boson: US physicists find strongest evidence yet of 'god particle'

 

Scientists at Tevatron say they have come close to proving particle's existence, and hope Cern will announce firm results

 

Source: Higgs boson: US physicists find strongest evidence yet of 'god particle' | Science | guardian.co.uk

 

Source: Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian

At a cost of about $9 billion to build CERN's LHC with one of the specific purposes being to detect and confirm the existence of the Higgs Boson because no other accelerator, including Tevatron, had the appropriate power output, CERN and the European tax payers are probably praying that the Tevatron isn't the vehicle that confirms the Higgs. The LHC has been pretty much a EU boon doggle because it came online a decade after it was supposed to. Hell, even our wannabe time traveler John Titor assumed that it would go online while he was posting or shortly thereafter when he (incorrectly) posted that the LHC would detect "the particle" (unspecified) "within a year or so" of his posts that led to GE's breakthrough to invent time travel.

 

 

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