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Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by DARREN1976
It's a multi-government thing. Although the USA is not that big of a provider they are giving money. When I say taxpayers I am not discriminating. Every country has taxpayers. Maybe some have a different system but a little of everyone's money goes towards funding their government's projects.
Originally posted by dxdydz
reply to post by LilDudeissocool
Great videos. I just wish everyone would actually watch them
Hmm this double posted not sure why.edit on 3-7-2012 by dxdydz because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by LilDudeissocool
Being that it is now irrefutable fact means that gravity is a function of geometry and is a function of kinetic energy
I guess some refer to them as 4 dimensional manifolds as the well is comprised of all 4 dimensions, hence, 4 dimensional. That is the vortex spans out in all directions within the space/time continuum.
[color=LimeGreen ]The Higgs is the cornerstone of the Standard Model - the most successful theory to explain the workings of The Universe.
But most researchers now regard the Standard Model as a stepping stone to some other, more complete theory, which can explain phenomena such as dark matter and dark energy.
Once the new particle is confirmed, scientists will have to figure out whether the particle they see is the version of the Higgs predicted by the Standard Model or something more exotic.
"It could match what the Standard Model predicts, but if there are deviations, that means there is new physics at work. That would be the first glimpse through the window at what lies beyond our current understanding."
What I want to know is if it is a boost for supersymetry? I quite like the idea of the elegant universe.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
God particle is 'found': Scientists at Cern expected to announce on Wednesday Higgs boson particle has been discovered
Scientists at Cern will announce that the elusive Higgs boson 'God Particle' has been found at a press conference next week, it is believed.
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CERN experiments observe particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson 04.07.2012
At a seminar held at CERN today as a curtain raiser to the year’s major particle physics conference, ICHEP2012 in Melbourne, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented their latest preliminary results in the search for the long sought Higgs particle. Both experiments observe a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV.
Originally posted by Saucerwench
Science News says they will have more news about this "later today" and there will be a presentation on results in Melbourne this week at a high energy physics conference.
In one respect, finding the Higgs simply confirms the standard model, physicists’ framework for understanding the particles that make up the universe and the forces that govern them. But the discovery also opens new areas to explore, including alternate versions of the standard model that could explain some of the biggest unanswered questions about the cosmos.
What scientists do not yet know from the latest findings is whether the particle they have discovered is the Higgs boson as described by the Standard Model. It could also be a variant of the Higgs idea or an entirely new subatomic particle that could force a rethink on the fundamental structure of matter.
But we now have to open it up and look inside before we can say that it is indeed the Higgs.
"To me it's really an incredible thing that it's happened in my lifetime," Peter Higgs, the leader of the group that first theorized the particle in 1964 and after whom the particle is named, said during a press conference Wednesday (July 4).
"As a layman I would say 'We have it,' but as a scientist I would have to say 'What do we have?' We have discovered a boson and now we have to discover what kind of boson it is," CERN Director General Rolf Heuer said during the press briefing. [Top 5 Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson]
"It is a momentous event and I am proud to be living in these historic times. Our 40-year quest for solving a puzzle is almost ending," Brown University professor of physics Meenakshi Narain told LiveScience. "Now we have to find out if this new particle really is the Higgs of the Standard Model or has properties which deviate from standard expectations and if there are other new particles to be discovered."
Narain added in an email, "Our work is just beginning! It is a great leap for human kind and basic science."
"We have been propelled to the future of particle physics towards the understanding of the fundamental properties of our universe in its entirety," Caltech physicist Maria Spiropulu, who was in the audience at the LHC announcement, told LiveScience in an email.
"This is a crucial first step in understanding mass and gravity. We have a long, long way to go. But wow, what a step. #Higgs," tweeted @BadAstronomer Phil Plait, astronomer and author.