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Skoshi Tiger 07-04-2012 08:46 AM

'God' Particle and why I hate the media!
 
"Higgs boson" is the term for the particle they were looking for and until they make an official announcement it's all moot anyway.

Like as not it will be 50 years before we have the understanding to do anything useful with the knowledge.

Cheers!

Insuber 07-04-2012 10:20 AM

It's a great discovery in fundamental physics and essential for our understanding of the world. One of the biggest news of the decade I'd say. Predicted 50 years ago by Higgs on the sole basis of his theory, and confirmed today by experimental evidence. Fascinating.

The fact that there will be no immediate practical applications is irrelevant... there will be, for our sons and grandsons; think about the laser, they developed it in the 50's with very limited purposed in mind (spectrometry). Sixty years later even your washing machine has one somewhere ... :-D

Skoshi Tiger 07-04-2012 11:09 AM

My gripe is not with the scientist who designed a 2 billion Pound experiment to discover it (based on what was predicted), just with the media hype.

At least they could use the correct name to honor the man that came up with the theory.

Insuber 07-04-2012 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skoshi Tiger (Post 441174)
My gripe is not with the scientist who designed a 2 billion Pound experiment to discover it (based on what was predicted), just with the media hype.

At least they could use the correct name to honor the man that came up with the theory.


Peter Higgs?

Skoshi Tiger 07-04-2012 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Insuber (Post 441185)
Peter Higgs?

I think he was one of the scientist that proposed how it would work to create mass. There were three group that predicted the particle according to wikipedia, if I'm reading it right.

JG52Krupi 07-04-2012 12:46 PM

From a physics point of view I am looking very much forward to more info on the Higgs but I entirely agree the media make it sound like its the answer to life when it's only another piece of the jigsaw.

Anyway the answer is 42 :P

ATAG_Colander 07-04-2012 02:41 PM

Plus... they found a particle that looks like a Higgs but they are not sure yet.

bongodriver 07-04-2012 03:51 PM

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...43357953_n.jpg

CaptainDoggles 07-04-2012 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ATAG_Colander (Post 441249)
Plus... they found a particle that looks like a Higgs but they are not sure yet.

This is true. The particle they found exhibits the same mass as the Higgs particle, but they still need to confirm that it is in fact the Higgs boson.

swiss 07-04-2012 05:20 PM

Where's raaid?
This is all a LIE!


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