Update on Possible Higgs Boson Discovery Coming Next Week

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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 10:09 AM
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(Searched ATS, did not find this yet so)
Not much info yet here, but it is an FYI that a verdict will be forthcoming next week at the Moriond conference which runs from March 2 through 16 in La Thuile, Italy.


"Patience is the order of the day,” said CERN’s research director, Sergio Bertolucci, in a statement. "Everyone wants to know exactly what it is we've discovered, and that will come through a long and painstaking analysis. But the Higgs is just one part of a wide research program at the LHC experiments, and there will be plenty of other interesting physics at Moriond."


What can come out of this discovery outside of the Higgs Field being proven?


Gagnon said she looked forward to learning whether the new particle decays in patterns that deviate from what is predicted by the Standard Model. If so, it could point to other new particles joining the mix, such as those predicted by a theory called supersymmetry.


This is the essence of science. Make a hypothesis, construct a test to prove that hypothesis, replicate the experiment by others (in this case it would cost billions, but other teams are doing independent confirmation). Whether it is proven or not, if something is found that does not match the hypothesis, then either you are wrong entirely, or there is something NEW that was found that nobody knew was there.

Now, if we can somehow rapidly seize on these discoveries to help the economies of the world....that is yet to be seen.




posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:27 PM
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Nice OP. But where did the "extext" come from? Links?



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:55 PM
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DOH! I forgot to add the link to the story/source! Sorry ATS....brain fart.

Link to Article Source: Update on Possible Higgs Boson Discovery Coming Next Week



posted on Mar, 3 2013 @ 07:47 AM
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A lot of people (including Stephen Wolfram) are hoping it's not the standard model Higgs Boson, but based on the information CERN has released since the discovery, it is starting to look like the particle as it is exactly predicted by the standard model. Some experimentalists are even suggesting this could be the last major particle physics experiment, as they have no idea what they could look for next now that the standard model is complete.

As for one of the handful practical applications I'd say is computing. These experiments push the boundaries of modern engineering and breakthroughs like these mostly result from such technological ingenuity. A majority of the modern day data mining techniques found in industries such as finance, insurance, etc. were first used and perfected by particle experimentalists. Higgs boson won't it self solve any of the energy problems (or any problem for that matter) in the world. Maybe a few centuries from now some medical physicist will find an obscure medical application for it, and that's being optimistic.



posted on Mar, 3 2013 @ 08:28 AM
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In December there was talk of a possible two Higgs Boson discovery. www.gizmodo.com.au...



posted on Mar, 3 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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How annoying.
It seems like I SEE this "POSSIBLE" Higgs Boson Discovery every week.





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