Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Higgs Boson found?

Photo of the Hadron collider
4 July 2012: As i am writing this, I am watching the live broadcast from CERN of the Higgs Boson discovery....  Is it just a blip in millions of pieces of data, or is it a brief flash of a pixel on a screen? It's still a bit of a mystery as to how they know they have found it, but hopefully the Guardian or another publication will finally explain it! If this 'god-particle' finally proves that god doesn't exist, that will be interesting! (Google for 'Cern webcast' to find the page). At this time, we just have to 'believe' them.

It's quite interesting that they credited world wide grid computing for providing the power to find it. And they have analysed 500 trillion particle collisions.... (just trying to imagine it... thats the number of fine sand particles to fill an Olympic swimming pool, I hear)
  Here's a video of CERN's Joe Incandela trying to explain it: http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1458564

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