AP Interview: CERN chief sees certainty on 'God particle' by summer

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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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AP Interview: CERN chief sees certainty on 'God particle' by summer


www.washingtonpost.com

DAVOS, Switzerland — The world should know with certainty by the middle of this year whether a subatomic particle discovered by scientists is a long-sought Higgs boson, the head of the world’s largest atom smasher said Saturday
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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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hi all sry if this has been posted

I dont know alot about this stuff, I thought they allready confirmed this. But I dont know


Rolf Heuer, director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, said he is confident that “towards the middle of the year, we will be there.” By then, he said reams of data from the $10 billion Large Hadron Collider on the Swiss-French border near Geneva should have been assessed


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en.wikipedia.org...

The Higgs boson or Higgs particle is an elementary particle predicted almost 50 years ago to exist by the Standard Model of particle physics. In 2012 a previously unknown boson was discovered; its properties are still being studied in 2013 to confirm whether or not it is the Higgs boson.[6][7] Proof that the Higgs boson exists would be monumental[8][9] since it would finally prove the existence of the Higgs field,[10][11] the Standard Model's explanation of why some fundamental particles have mass when 'naive' theory says they should be massless, and - linked to this - why the weak force has a much shorter range than the electromagnetic force. Its discovery would validate the final unconfirmed part of the Standard Model, guide other theories and discoveries in particle physics, and – as with other fundamental discoveries of the past – potentially over time lead to developments in "new" physics,[12] and new technology


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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:26 PM
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Yeah I thought it was confirmed last year?
Either way, very exciting times!



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:26 PM
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Forgive my ignorance but can somebody explain in laymen's term what Higgs Boson is really all about and what it means please. Thank you.
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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:34 PM
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I would like to hear it in english too lol



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:40 PM
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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:42 PM
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I was just reading that then I added it to op



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by TheProphetMark
Forgive my ignorance but can somebody explain in laymen's term what Higgs Boson is really all about and what it means please. Thank you.
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The original defn according to Chris Hill is
It is a particle that make othe rparticles Feel their mass.
Now whether it will be found. i seriously doubt it



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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CERN does this everytime they run out of funding lol you can expect them to find it next year and the next and the next lol



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:55 PM
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I bet they run out funding fast at $10billion



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by samuel1990
Yeah I thought it was confirmed last year?


I think that was more like a hooray-for-our-side rally.

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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 06:22 PM
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I don't know much either about this but its something Ive recently been saying ( during a manic period which led to rehab)

So to my understanding the scientists are hoping to find a part of the particle that will make up the whole mass this year? and they found part last year that was unknown and are testing it?

~Alienmindflare~



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by digital01anarchy
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CERN does this everytime they run out of funding lol you can expect them to find it next year and the next and the next lol


You beat me to it digital....while I support science and the exploration of matter, this seems like a "trial balloon" by CERN saying "We are almost there, just need a little more money...."



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by TheProphetMark
Forgive my ignorance but can somebody explain in laymen's term what Higgs Boson is really all about and what it means please. Thank you.


In the age of broadband, Google and Wikipedia, I can't fathom the reasons that drove you to ask this question on ATS. Too lazy to type?



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 07:49 PM
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Originally posted by digital01anarchy
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CERN does this everytime they run out of funding lol you can expect them to find it next year and the next and the next lol


So you know CERN that well? Can you wear a pin or something, so that I can wave hello next time I see you in the cafeteria? Seriously, dude.

What every time? Care to give another example? CERN has a stellar record of advanced research in particle physics and while they do need publicity to help get funding, it's ridiculous to speculate that there is some nefarious plan regarding the discovery statement and all. People are working their @sses off, and all you can contribute is "lol".

Duh.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by goou111
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I bet they run out funding fast at $10billion


I bet you know nothing about how these projects are structured and financed.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 08:10 PM
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dang did someone p**s in your corrnflakes?



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by goou111
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dang did someone p**s in your corrnflakes?


Got ya!



posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 12:54 AM
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reply to post by Alienmindflare
 


Good God are you ok now.



posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 01:24 AM
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Originally posted by digital01anarchy
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CERN does this everytime they run out of funding lol you can expect them to find it next year and the next and the next lol


Really? How many times? Were they wrong those other times? Please enlighten us with your wisdom.





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