Skip to comments.Has the 'God Particle' Been Found? Major Announcement Expected Tuesday
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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Cuidado! If they find the “God” particle then no one will need Obama and his Marxists.
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!
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.
IF it exists and if they found it... GOD CREATED it.
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.
I thought they were having trouble finding the particle?
If this is the case, why is the title of the article "Has the God Particle been found? That statement is rather clear, imo.
Did they ever find the missing black hole?
“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.
From earlier today.
New data said to narrow search for Higgs particle
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.”
(The coast-to-coast guy broadcast this a couple of nights ago without looking at the date.)
“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 its renamed that all you will find is a vacuum.
Major announcement - Romney and Perry go into blackhole, find pictures of Newt and Herman at beach in bikinis.
Are we now in a black hole?
Did the USS Enterprise ever have trouble with the God particle?
Remember, the physicists don’t think of it as the God Particle; only journalists do.
Should have read whole thread first.
That is a very valid point.
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