CERN Announcement

CERN Announcement

Postby Lt. Staplic » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:38 am

CMS announces a 4.9 sigma discovery of a new boson with a mass of 125.3 plus/minus 0.6 GeV today. This is joined by ATLAS's announcement a boson found at 126.5 GeV with 5.0 sigma significance.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I do believe we have a Higgs Boson!

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Re: CERN Announcement

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:10 pm

God... I should have paid more attention in my Chemistry class...
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Re: CERN Announcement

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:15 pm

McAvoy wrote:God... I should have paid more attention in my Chemistry class...


Physics, actually. Informally called the "God particle," the Higgs Boson is thought to be responsible for bringing the property of mass to particles.
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Re: CERN Announcement

Postby Lt. Staplic » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:30 am

The Higgs is a big missing piece in the Standard Model, the current theory for the fundamental particles and forces of nature from which everything is derived. The concept of this boson is that it is the messenger particle (like the photon) for a Higgs Field which permeates all of space-time, and it is interaction with this field that we interpret as the mass of an object.
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Re: CERN Announcement

Postby IanKennedy » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:14 am

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Re: CERN Announcement

Postby IanKennedy » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:16 am

Another attempt to explain Higgs. This time with Zombies! :)

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