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1 mr.fusion  Dec 12, 2011 8:41:24am

Higgs Boson:

Great band name or greatest band name?

2 wrenchwench  Dec 12, 2011 9:44:07am

re: #1 mr.fusion

Higgs Boson:

Great band name or greatest band name?

There’s my opening!

Youtube Video

3 Ding-an-sich Wannabe  Dec 12, 2011 10:41:10am

“God particle” is such a stupid name.

4 shutdown  Dec 12, 2011 10:45:44am

re: #3 Sergey Romanov

“God particle” is such a stupid name.

It was a construct of the newspapers at the time Higgs set out his theory. He always opposed the use of the phrase, and was never even really comfortable having the boson coined “Higgs”, as he framed a theory incorporating and based on existing work by other scientists.

5 wrenchwench  Dec 12, 2011 11:39:15am
Bad news for creationists if this theory is proven

But it certainly isn’t good news for them, either, if it isn’t. From your link:

Q. Is the L.H.C. a flop if we don’t find the Higgs boson?

A. The great irony is that not finding a Higgs boson would be spectacular from the point of view of particle physics, pointing to something more interesting than the simple Higgs model. Future investigations could reveal that the particle playing the role of the Higgs has interactions aside from the ones we know have to be there for particles to acquire mass.

The other possibility is that the answer is not the simple, fundamental particle that the Large Hadron Collider currently is looking for. It could be a more complicated object or part of a more complex sector that would take longer to find.

The saddest fact from the interview:

Q. In 1993, the U.S. Congress canceled a larger American collider, the superconducting super collider, which would have been bigger than the CERN machine. Would it have found the Higgs particle years ago?

A. Yes, if it had gone according to schedule. And it would have been able to find things that weren’t a simple Higgs boson, too. The L.H.C. can do such searches as well, but with its lower energy the work is more challenging and will require more time.

I didn’t realize the cancelled collider would have been bigger. I was going to blame the cancellation on the creationist types, but it looks like it was more complicated than that. Would it have been better to go ahead with the Super-conducting Super-collider instead of the space station? At least access would have been easier. Don’t need a space shuttle to get to Texas.

6 MichaelJ  Dec 12, 2011 12:02:51pm

re: #5 wrenchwench

Don’t need a space shuttle to get to Texas.

Not yet, anyway. It wouldn’t surprise me if Rick perry was working on that.

7 wrenchwench  Dec 12, 2011 1:17:18pm

re: #6 MichaelJ

Not yet, anyway. It wouldn’t surprise me if Rick perry was working on that.

“Texas. It’s like a whole other country planet.”


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