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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Higgs Boson Explained by Cartoon
NASA ^ | May 01, 2012 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 05/01/2012 2:52:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: What is all this fuss about the Higgs boson? The physics community is abuzz that a fundamental particle expected by the largely successful Standard Model of particle physics may soon be found by the huge Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Europe. The term boson refers to a type of fundamental particle with similarities to the photon, while Higgs refers to Peter Higgs, a physicist who among others published research predicting the mechanism through which such a particle might act. The above animated cartoon explains in humorous but impressive detail why the Higgs boson is expected, and one method that the Large Hadron Collider is using to find it. Although some rumors hint that preliminary traces of the Higgs boson are already being found, even not finding this unusual particle would open the door to a new fundamental understanding of how our universe works.

May 01, 2012

(Excerpt) Read more at 129.164.179.22 ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; higgsboson; science; stringtheory
[Credit & Copyright: Jorge Cham, PHD Comics]

1 posted on 05/01/2012 2:52:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

I'm caught up and current on the APod posts 'n' pings. IOW, see ya in two days. ;')


2 posted on 05/01/2012 2:53:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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3 posted on 05/01/2012 2:56:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Particle physics humor. Cool.

A particle physics joke:

"We don't serve your kind in here."

A tachyon walks into a bar.

4 posted on 05/01/2012 2:57:07 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

LOL


5 posted on 05/01/2012 3:00:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SunkenCiv

For later


6 posted on 05/01/2012 3:00:20 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: SunkenCiv

When I click on the cartoon I get nothing. Does that mean there is yet another Adobe update I need, or is it yet another physicist joke I don’t get?


7 posted on 05/01/2012 3:17:23 PM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: Old North State

The actual link is http://vimeo.com/41038445 - but apparently I am not updated adequately either.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 3:24:08 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SunkenCiv

the guy who invented the toilet did more practical good for mankind than Albert Einstein did.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 3:37:56 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: SunkenCiv

That was well done and fun


10 posted on 05/01/2012 4:14:49 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Old North State

I don’t run vids on this machine, so I’m not sure.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 4:20:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Stare at the cross in the center....


12 posted on 05/01/2012 4:53:18 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

I’ve been staring for 15 minutes and I still don’t see the winning Lotto numbers!


13 posted on 05/01/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

3, 9, 10, 11, 34; Lucky Ball 19


14 posted on 05/01/2012 5:14:34 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SunkenCiv

Oldiwe but goodie The Large Hadron Rap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM


15 posted on 05/01/2012 5:44:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: the invisib1e hand

He must have bowled everyone over.

He was definitely flush with success.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 5:45:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: backwoods-engineer; Tzimisce; visualops; BenLurkin

:’D


17 posted on 05/01/2012 5:57:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

So, if we find it, that’s good. And, if we don’t find it, that’s good. It’s sort of like dog barf on the stairs then.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 5:58:48 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

Neat stuff. Thanks for posting.

I didn’t realize that Higgs had been promoted to bos’n.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 6:27:47 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Rocky

;’)


20 posted on 05/02/2012 4:39:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blueunicorn6

Somewhere in the keyword “higgsboson” there should be a topic about that — in the waning days of the various US facilities which were shut down after the LHC opened up, data was obtained that suggested that the Higgs doesn’t exist at the range of voltages required. :’)


21 posted on 05/02/2012 4:43:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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