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What is the Higgs boson particle, the hunt for the Higgs boson and developments since the announcement of it's discovery at CERN on 4th July 2012.

Stone age man. The Best Science Online. Star Wars. Higgs boson posts on CNET. Cananugur. Higgs boson physicist shunned in Pakistan | Science. In what is perhaps a sign of the growing Islamic extremism in the country, Pakistan's only Nobel laureate, who helped develop the theoretical framework that led to the apparent discovery of the subatomic "God particle" last week, is being largely scorned in his homeland because of his religious affiliation.

Higgs boson physicist shunned in Pakistan | Science

Adbus Salam, who died in 1996, was once hailed as a national hero for his pioneering work in physics and his contribution to Pakistan's nuclear programme. Now his name is stricken from school textbooks because he was a member of the Ahmadi sect that has been persecuted by the government and targeted by Taliban militants, who view them as heretics. Their plight – along with that of Pakistan's other religious minorities, such as Shiite Muslims and Hindus – has deepened in recent years as hardline interpretations of Islam have gained ground and militants have stepped up attacks against groups they oppose.

India: less about Higgs, more about the boson. What would the Higgs boson-like particle sound like? Here's What the Higgs Boson Sounds Like - Megan Garber. The particle, set to music, plays like a jaunty tango.

Here's What the Higgs Boson Sounds Like - Megan Garber

In the score of the sonification, the bump corresponding to the Higgs boson is represented by an F note two octaves above the preceding F note, a C representing the peak of the Higgs, and a E note. (Domenico Vicinanza via Discovery News) The discovery of the Higgs boson was a singular event, but it was also the product of a long effort: the Atlas project, which used CERN's Large Hadron Collider to analyze particle acceleration.

The existence of the Higgs was confirmed -- or, well, the existence of a particle that "looks for all the world" to be the Higgs was confirmed -- when groups of researchers detected a "bump" corresponding to a particle weighing 126 GeV, making it consistent with Dr. LHC data as music - interesting fact. Hear a Higgs through its data. Image of the ATLAS experiment's preliminary data that was turned into a musical score by Vicinanza.

Hear a Higgs through its data

The area marked in a red circle (notes 25-27, or 3.5 seconds into the music) is a Higgs particle. Top image, front page image, & below music tracks courtesy Domenico Vicinanza. What is the Higgs boson? The hunt for the Higgs boson particle.

4th July 2012: the Higgs is found!

Higgs bosun: Is it an imposter? How to make love to a boson | Notes and Errata by Mark Morford. There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, itwill instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.– The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I am delighted to report, we think we might know.

How to make love to a boson | Notes and Errata by Mark Morford

I am thrilled to announce, we think we are getting closer to a fundamental understanding of something we cannot, shall not, will not ever really get all that close to understanding, by nature of the fact that if you could get all that close to it, it wouldn’t be the thing you think it is in the first place. Isn’t life grand? Does that ever stop us? The Higgs Boson, The Universe, Probability Factors. So the “God Particle” has a 99.9% probability exists…… what does this mean?

The Higgs Boson, The Universe, Probability Factors

Simply put it has improbability of 0.1%. Let us compare this to a probability that has many South Africans riveted week after week. The Goddamn particle and the prophets of CERN: Some thoughts on the Higgs Boson. By Michael Hanlon PUBLISHED: 15:52 GMT, 10 July 2012 | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 10 July 2012 A few words on the Higgs Boson that might have slipped you by.

The Goddamn particle and the prophets of CERN: Some thoughts on the Higgs Boson

Firstly, the idea seems to have taken hold that the Higgs Mechanism is entirely responsible for mass. This is not true. In ordinary matter, the Higgs field interacts with the valence quarks which make up the protons and neutrons of the atomic nuclei plus the electrons.


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  5. dfallon Jul 12 2012
    I love the Higgs Boson story. Truely a phenomenon of our time. And with the advancement of the Internet and social media, we can all follow along in he search.