Skip to comments.5 of the biggest unsolved mysteries in physics
Posted on 01/31/2012 2:06:57 PM PST by NormsRevenge
The mysteries of the universe are as vast and wide as existence itself. Throughout history, mankind has searched and struggled to find the answers tucked away inside the universe and everything we see around us. ..
True, we have yet to come up with the answers to life, the universe, and everything but oh do we have questions! Solving these mysteries may help to explain not only the creation of the universe, but also how it works, why it works, and possibly how it will end.
1. The Higgs boson
The Higgs boson is a hypothetical particle whose accompanying field is believed to be accountable for giving all other fundamental particles their mass. ..
2. Gravity and the mysterious graviton
We've all heard the story of how Newton's observation of an apple falling out of a tree led to his formulation of the law of gravitation.
3. Dark matter
Dark matter is a mysterious sort of glue that not only holds galaxies together but is theoretically responsible for their creation. It was initially hypothesized in 1933 to explain mathematical discrepancies while calculating the mass of galaxies; .. Since then, we haven't learned a whole heck of a lot more about dark matter.
4. Faster-than-light travel
Admit it if you've ever watched Han Solo and Chewie take the Millennium Falcon to light speed, or stared in awe the first time you saw the Starship Enterprise jump to maximum warp, you've wanted to see faster-than-light (FTL) travel. ..
5. How will it all end?
Assuming the standard model is true, our universe's end will likely all come down to one of three theories, each of which depends upon three things: ..
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The Universe will end mired in debt.
Translation: they made it up, so they can conficate some of our money to study it. Kind'a like human-caused global warming.
That’s confiscate, of course!
Sort of sounds like God... except the hypothetical part.
The existence of the neutrino was hypothesized long before it was actually detected.
So what in your careful review of the physics literature leads you to the conclusion that the Higgs Boson is a fabrication?
Nope, not even close.
“Why are a majority of academically smart people, worldwide, so profoundly dumb, whenever it comes to their own political ideology choices (left to far left)?” This should be one of the questions, IMHO.
Science has been pretty accurate in their discovery of theoretical sub atomic particles.
My personal favorite is the theoretical Tachyon. A particle that can travel no slower than the speed of light.
Hey, hey, hey, no disparaging attemps at unification.
The math demands something like it to make the standard model happy. It’s best not to disturb the math gods.
Anyway, I do have proof that the WIMP particles exist.
There’s one living in the White House now.
..and this too!
NASA Probe Discovers ‘Alien’ Matter From Beyond Our Solar System (4 types of alien atoms)
Great stuff, NormsRevenge. Thank you!!!
Why don't they just open their Bibles.
The hypothesized dark matter?
Theres one living in the White House now.
Actually, it's a composite of two particles: one "weakly interacting", and the other one "massive".
The hypothesized dark matter?
YW! It’s a little break from the maddening process we are forced to witness in FLorida! ;-)
6. Why are cats made of strange sub-atomic particles that observe an unusual twist on Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle: Regardless of which side of the door a cat is on, he always wants to be on the other side.
“The Universe will end mired in debt.”
I have been on the computer too long so far today, and now since you’ve got me “rolling on the floor with laughter”, I can call it a day, and go do something else.