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CERN’s announcement on July 4 — that experiments performed by the Large Hadron Collider had discovered a particle that was consistent with the Higgs boson — has passed a key step towards becoming ratified science: Its findings have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Letters B.
Back in July, both the CMS and ATLAS teams — teams of scientists tasked with analyzing the data produced by the CMS and ATLAS detectors — announced that they’d discovered a new elementary particle. CERN did not say that this was the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle, but as the Standard Model of particle physics only has one undiscovered particle remaining, it probably is the Higgs boson. Following CERN’s announcement, both the CMS and ATLAS teams submitted their findings to Physics Letters B — and today, both of their research papers have passed peer review by the scientific community, effectively becoming… science.
The Higgs helps scientists explain how elementary particular aquire mass.
Originally posted by r2d246
Truth be told they're not actually discovering anything....
What they're doing is revealing slowly something they've known for decades. But they know that eventually they'd like to say have flying cars so they start to leak the idea of some discoveries that could lead in that direction. So that way one day when they want to release a flying car or other products or new way of doing something, then they could just say "this is how we found out about it..." a way of creating a background story.
A big day for Physics? The biggest?
Are they jumping the gun?
Will this make any difference for us as humans (what use is it)?
Originally posted by buddhasystem
Originally posted by MDDoxs
reply to post by buddhasystem
Can you give us some insight into some of your work on the LHC?
I participated in the design and testing of a prototype we built a long time ago.
Originally posted by de_Genova
Just more government propaganda pitting so-called "science" against the wonders of God's creation.
CERN's alleged discovery of the Higg's = "junk science" in the same way that NASA's alleged trip to the moon = "phony astrophysics."