The Higgs Bosun

Presented by polkingbeal67 & smolin9


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Highlights, interviews and analysis from Earth’s media (Jul 2012)
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 this part of an atom 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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