The Higgs Bosun
Presented by polkingbeal67 & smolin9
Earthwatch presenters – polkingbeal67 & smolin9
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Scientists at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) have claimed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson. The announcement represents a significant milestone in the 45-year quest to fathom the secrets of the universe. The new particle helps explain how matter attains its mass.
CERN’s director Rolf Heuer said: “We have now found the missing cornerstone of particle physics.”
Data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, revealed a “bump” corresponding to a particle weighing in at 125.3 gigaelectronvolts (GeV), approximately 133 times heavier than the protons that lie at the heart of every atom.
|polkingbeal67:||I get a tickle in my throat when I talk about Earthlings.|
|smolin9:||Scoff it up!|
|polkingbeal67:||Apparently they call it the ‘God particle’.|
|smolin9:||Yes. On our planet, of course, we call it the treacletron. The ‘God particle’, mmm, that reminds me. The Earthlings have this joke: a Higgs bosun goes into a church. The priest says ‘What are you doing here?’ The Higgs bosun says ‘You can’t have mass without me’.|
|polkingbeal67:||If I don’t laugh, is it still a joke?|
|smolin9:||If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?|
|polkingbeal67:||If I zap you with a couple of micro beam plasma blasts, will you see stars?|
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