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Has the 'God Particle' Been Found? Major Announcement Expected Tuesday
Fox News ^ | 12/13/2011

Posted on 12/13/2011 8:13:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The world of physics is abuzz with speculation over an announcement expected Tuesday, Dec. 13, from the CERN laboratory in Geneva -- home of the world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The announcement, planned for 8 a.m. EST, will address the status of the search for the elusive Higgs boson particle, sometimes called the "God Particle" because of its importance to science

This particle, which has long been theorized but never detected, is thought to give all other particles mass. Scientists at the LHC have been hoping that when protons inside the machine collide together at extremely high speeds, the energetic explosions that result will create the Higgs.

Researchers on two of the LHC's experiments, called ATLAS and CMS, will present the status of their search for the Higgs at a public seminar tomorrow.

"These results will be based on the analysis of considerably more data than those presented at the summer conferences, sufficient to make significant progress in the search for the Higgs boson, but not enough to make any conclusive statement on the existence or non-existence of the Higgs," CERN scientists said in a statement.

At that time, while the atom smasher was churning out lots of data from colliding particles, researchers had yet to see any conclusive evidence of the Higgs.

If scientists have found an indication of the Higgs, it could have far-reaching consequences in physics. It is the only particle predicted by the reigning theory of particle physics that has not yet been observed experimentally. Its discovery would help validate this theory, called the Standard Model, and fill in some of the remaining gaps in physicists' understanding of the smallest pieces of the universe.

The Large Hadron Collider, a circular ring 17 miles (27 kilometers) around that's buried beneath Switzerland,

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1 posted on 12/13/2011 8:13:50 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Cuidado! If they find the “God” particle then no one will need Obama and his Marxists.


2 posted on 12/13/2011 8:16:10 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

A proton-proton collision at the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator at CERN laboratory in Geneva that produced more than 100 charged particles.

Because the explosions it creates pack more energy than anything else on Earth. This energy, when converted to mass, should be enough to produce many of the most exotic particles in nature, including the Higgs.
3 posted on 12/13/2011 8:16:18 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Don Corleone

Or they will announce that the “God” Particle is up Barry Backside!(All the more reason for Dems to pucker up) LOL Obama is Particle Man!


4 posted on 12/13/2011 8:18:16 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: SeekAndFind
Because the explosions it creates pack more energy than anything else on Earth. This energy, when converted to mass, should be enough to produce many of the most exotic particles in nature, including the Higgs.

I'm not so sure about that. The last time I checked in on this subject it seems to me that the current Standard Model does not place an energy level on the Higgs that is guaranteed to be within the capabilities of the LHC. It could be. It may be. Possibly it should be. But no guarantee. They may have a lower bound but no definite upper bound.

Correct me if I'm wrong about this.

5 posted on 12/13/2011 8:21:40 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: SeekAndFind

IF it exists and if they found it... GOD CREATED it.

LLS


6 posted on 12/13/2011 8:21:40 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: InterceptPoint

I think you are correct, and I know that a lot of respected physicists think the existence of a particle at these energy levels is absurd for a couple reasons that are over my head.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 8:24:02 AM PST by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought they were having trouble finding the particle?


8 posted on 12/13/2011 8:26:46 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"These results will be based on the analysis of considerably more data than those presented at the summer conferences, sufficient to make significant progress in the search for the Higgs boson, but not enough to make any conclusive statement on the existence or non-existence of the Higgs," CERN scientists said in a statement.
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If this is the case, why is the title of the article "Has the God Particle been found? That statement is rather clear, imo.

9 posted on 12/13/2011 8:27:04 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did they ever find the missing black hole?

http://scienceray.com/astronomy/cern-missing-black-hole-raises-new-safety-concerns/

“they had searched under the Aspelund, on top of the Leksvik and even down the back of the Smogen (the containment fields) but were unable to locate the missing black hole.”

Maybe look between the sofa cushions.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 8:28:35 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: SeekAndFind

From earlier today.

New data said to narrow search for Higgs particle

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2819748/posts


11 posted on 12/13/2011 8:30:30 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: SeekAndFind
Muslims are threatening to blow up CERN unless they change the name to the “Allah Particle”...
12 posted on 12/13/2011 8:42:10 AM PST by apillar
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To: All

ah what the heck, let’s bring this one out again

“A would-be saboteur arrested today at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland made the bizarre claim that he was from the future. Eloi Cole, a strangely dressed young man, said that he had travelled back in time to prevent the LHC from destroying the world.”

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gadgets/man-arrested-at-large-hadron-collider-claims-hes-from-the-future-49305387/

(The coast-to-coast guy broadcast this a couple of nights ago without looking at the date.)


13 posted on 12/13/2011 8:47:57 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: apillar

“Muslims are threatening to blow up CERN unless they change the name to the “Allah Particle”...”

It would be nice to actually find something, if it’s renamed that all you will find is a vacuum.


14 posted on 12/13/2011 8:49:15 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day. +Merry Christmas to ALL FReepers.)
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To: reagandemocrat
I'm afraid to go online lately. I may see a picture of Newt in a bikini or something. That is frightening. Anyone know why all the news is intermingled with pictures of someone famous in a bikini.

Major announcement - Romney and Perry go into blackhole, find pictures of Newt and Herman at beach in bikinis.

15 posted on 12/13/2011 8:51:32 AM PST by Esther Ruth
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To: SeekAndFind

Are we now in a black hole?
/s (kinda’)


16 posted on 12/13/2011 8:54:10 AM PST by hummingbird (Occupiers=Colicky Babies. America="The Best of Times, the Worst of Times.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Did the USS Enterprise ever have trouble with the God particle?


17 posted on 12/13/2011 8:55:01 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Remember, the physicists don’t think of it as the God Particle; only journalists do.


18 posted on 12/13/2011 8:55:24 AM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: reagandemocrat

Should have read whole thread first.

Oh, well....GMTA!


19 posted on 12/13/2011 8:59:08 AM PST by hummingbird (Occupiers=Colicky Babies. America="The Best of Times, the Worst of Times.")
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To: GAB-1955

That is a very valid point.

LLS


20 posted on 12/13/2011 9:04:39 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Yes, He did. :-)


21 posted on 12/13/2011 9:49:56 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: SeekAndFind
"This particle, which has long been theorized but never detected, is thought to give all other particles mass."

All things have their being in Him...

22 posted on 12/13/2011 10:25:58 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: SeekAndFind
Has the 'God Particle' Been Found?

Yes it has. I know exactly where it is....really. And I didn't need billions of tax payer $ to find it.

23 posted on 12/13/2011 10:28:28 AM PST by quesera (We are definitely so screwed!!)
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To: GAB-1955
Well Leon DID use it as the title of his book. A very good book I might add.
24 posted on 12/13/2011 10:35:07 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: GAB-1955
Well Leon DID use it as the title of his book. A very good book I might add.
25 posted on 12/13/2011 10:35:26 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the BIG BIG announcement is........

We are really really close this time.

These announcements are getting more than a little rediculous. When you actually discover something let us know. Otherwise we’ll just assume you are really really really close.


26 posted on 12/13/2011 10:44:42 AM PST by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind
"Yeah, and that'll lead you to another clue. And that's all you'll ever find, is another clue. Don't you get it?"


27 posted on 12/13/2011 10:50:37 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Sopater

:-)!

LLS


28 posted on 12/13/2011 11:19:30 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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