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Friday, July 6, 2012

Michio Kaku Explains the Higgs-Boson Significance.

I am so fascinated by this sort of thing. It's not so much the idea that the media hyped "god particle" has been found, but that physics had a predictive model that bore out in an observable way. Yay--theoretical physics is backed-up by a thing--which happens to be the Ur-thing that makes all our things thing-like. That is actually cool, even if I don't get how it works or what anyone will do with this knowledge.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

One of our monthly lectures (with beer!) was about the Higgs boson. The Higgs boson was predicted as a corollary to the Higgs field, which was proposed to explain why "mass" exists.

The whole "god particle" B.S. was merely hype to sell a book with the title "The God Particle".

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Here's a good, simple visualization of the Higsons.