Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Higgs Boson Explained by Cartoon
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.
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A particle physics joke:
"We don't serve your kind in here."
A tachyon walks into a bar.
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?
The actual link is http://vimeo.com/41038445 - but apparently I am not updated adequately either.
the guy who invented the toilet did more practical good for mankind than Albert Einstein did.
That was well done and fun
I don’t run vids on this machine, so I’m not sure.
Stare at the cross in the center....
I’ve been staring for 15 minutes and I still don’t see the winning Lotto numbers!
3, 9, 10, 11, 34; Lucky Ball 19
Oldiwe but goodie The Large Hadron Rap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM
He must have bowled everyone over.
He was definitely flush with success.
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.
Neat stuff. Thanks for posting.
I didn’t realize that Higgs had been promoted to bos’n.
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. :’)
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