Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Higgs Boson

ʍǝıʌ ɟo ʇuıod ʇuǝɹǝɟɟıp ɐ ɯoɹɟ ǝɟıן ʇɐ ʞooן oʇ pǝǝu noʎ sǝɯıʇǝɯos...

The past few years I've been passionately following the search for the Higgs Boson, or in coloquial language "The Higgs". Being presented today, this is a major milestone in human history.

As I'm posting this the CERN presentation is shared as a live feed via the web in several places. Here's a picture of CMS - this is how it's done - how the particle is located.

Don't get it? Here's a brief explanation of "Higgs Boson", and underneath it how scientists have been looking to locate the Higgs with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).


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    1. We, humans, are by definition animals. That doesn't mean that we aren't each unique and intelligent, each of us with enormous potential. It doesn't mean that God doesn't exist. What kind of cruel God would give us curiosity, and punish us for perusing it?

  2. I don't see how Higgs research is driven by doubt in the creation. In fact, could it not be quite the opposite? At least for me it is ;-)