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Turbocharged

It sounds a lot like they have discovered THE FORCE

 

Time to convert to Jedi as religion [cool]

there is really a Jedi religion.. no joke. :ph34r:

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Turbocharged

Got link boh [:p]

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson#In_mainstream_media

 

.... Lederman said he gave it a nickname because the particle is "so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive,"[77][78][83] and added that he chose "the God particle" because "the publisher wouldn't let us call it the Goddamn Particle, though that might be a more appropriate title, given its villainous nature and the expense it is causing."[78]...

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Turbocharged

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson#In_mainstream_media

 

.... Lederman said he gave it a nickname because the particle is "so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive,"[77][78][83] and added that he chose "the God particle" because "the publisher wouldn't let us call it the Goddamn Particle, though that might be a more appropriate title, given its villainous nature and the expense it is causing."[78]...

wah.. but calling it God particle also very appriate. cause its the one thing that suppose to define how the world hold itself.

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Hypersonic

Physics is really fascinating. Though i'm crap at it [laugh]

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Turbocharged

wah.. but calling it God particle also very appriate. cause its the one thing that suppose to define how the world hold itself.

 

Yup.. Who knows when they confirm that this particle is the Higgs Boson, it may open up a pandora box..

 

Remember one of the laws of physics is the conservation of mass aka "mass cannot be created nor destroyed"..

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Turbocharged

Physics is really fascinating. Though i'm crap at it [laugh]

 

Ya.. during my uni days, i almost wanted to switch my course of study midway form Engineering to Astrophysics..

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5th Gear

Ya.. during my uni days, i almost wanted to switch my course of study midway form Engineering to Astrophysics..

 

eh tiko, you make a beta theoretical physician than a theoretical physicist. you wanna specialise in gynecology? [laugh][:p]

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Turbocharged

Yup.. Who knows when they confirm that this particle is the Higgs Boson, it may open up a pandora box..

 

Remember one of the laws of physics is the conservation of mass aka "mass cannot be created nor destroyed"..

you know. pandora box will always be open. cause the desire of knowledge is unstopable.

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Hypersonic

you know. pandora box will always be open. cause the desire of knowledge is unstopable.

Eh I think you don't know what pandora box is.

 

It contains all the evil in the world and if it opens

 

all the evil will come out!

 

:D

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2nd Gear

It's like proving the existence of KuanYin and seeing her bossoms as the proof?

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Turbocharged

Eh I think you don't know what pandora box is.

 

It contains all the evil in the world and if it opens

 

all the evil will come out!

 

:D

I know.

 

Pandora know about it, and yet she still open remember.

 

why she open?? because she want to know (knowledge or can be called KPO you decide [:p] ) what is inside.

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5th Gear

Apparently higgs has a bosum????

 

LINK

 

Can a [scholar] explain?

 

Bro, from this research center. I have visited during the opening of the Large Hadron Collider tunnel in 2008. Very interesting. This new results of god particle is still unstable. [:)]

 

CERN

 

 

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Moderator

It's also called God particles. Any CHC member care to explain further?

 

it sounds more like Scientology cult, which Tom Cruise is in it.........

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Supersonic (edited)

The CERN particle smasher will provide further breakthroughs. The discovery of boson is still premature. Notice that alot of articles kept harping on Higgs Boson. Many seem to forget that the CERN director who delivered the press release, stopped short of declaring that the boson particle is indeed a Higgs boson.

 

I wouldn't call the discovery premature by any means. 2 independent experiments have confirmed the existence of a previously unknown particle fitting the criteria for the Higgs Boson. That a particle exists (and it's not just a spurious signal) has been confirmed to a 5-sigma level, meaning the probability that it's just a random fluctuation is much less than one-in-a-million. That the particle is a boson is definite, as it meets the criteria for being a boson, in that it has integer spin. Its mass is as predicted, about 125 GeV, which is about 133 proton masses.

 

It's definite that it's a new boson, and that it's massive. It's very probable that it's the Higgs Boson as predicted by Peter Higgs (and 5 others). However, if it's not the Higgs Boson, it'll be an even more sensational discovery as it means the Standard Model has to be revised in some major fashion.

 

At any rate, renowned physicists like Stephen Hawking are already conceding the discovery - in Hawking's case, he grudgingly paid up on a bet he'd made with someone else.

Edited by Turboflat4

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5th Gear

I wouldn't call the discovery premature by any means. 2 independent experiments have confirmed the existence of a previously unknown particle fitting the criteria for the Higgs Boson. That a particle exists (and it's not just a spurious signal) has been confirmed to a 5-sigma level, meaning the probability that it's just a random fluctuation is much less than one-in-a-million. That the particle is a boson is definite, as it meets the criteria for being a boson, in that it has integer spin. Its mass is as predicted, about 125 GeV, which is about 133 proton masses.

 

It's definite that it's a new boson, and that it's massive. It's very probable that it's the Higgs Boson as predicted by Peter Higgs (and 5 others). However, if it's not the Higgs Boson, it'll be an even more sensational discovery as it means the Standard Model has to be revised in some major fashion.

 

At any rate, renowned physicists like Stephen Hawking are already conceding the discovery - in Hawking's case, he grudgingly paid up on a bet he'd made with someone else.

 

My bad, i meant that the touted discovery of a Higgs Boson is premature. That a boson is discovered is verified but to call that a Higgs Boson is maybe still early to say so.

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2nd Gear

So if the Higgs boson is confirmed and the Standard Model is the formula that governs all electromagnetic, gravitational and all other forces, why isn't our thermodynamic and electrical formulas not revised to be derived from the STandard Model?

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So if the Higgs boson is confirmed and the Standard Model is the formula that governs all electromagnetic, gravitational and all other forces, why isn't our thermodynamic and electrical formulas not revised to be derived from the STandard Model?

 

Not yet.....

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Supersonic

wah.. but calling it God particle also very appriate. cause its the one thing that suppose to define how the world hold itself.

Sounds like we may be on our way to invent the ultimate super glue.

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