So what is a Higgs Boson anyway? 10 videos on this.
The home of the Large Hadron Collider is hot with excitement about what two teams of physicists will report this week
The canteen at Cern, the particle physics laboratory and home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on the outskirts of Geneva, is always abuzz with conversation and rumour, but in recent days one topic has dominated the hubbub more than ever.
"At lunchtime at Cern you can hear conversations going on in every language, and that's normal, but there's one word coming up all the time: Higgs," said Tara Shears, a particle physicist from Liverpool University who works at the lab.
The excitement comes as two teams of physicists at Cern prepare to announce their latest efforts to discover the Higgs boson at a press conference at the laboratory on Wednesday morning. Details will be unveiled by Fabiola Gianotti and Joe Incandela, the respective leaders of teams that use the giant Atlas and CMS detectors to search for new particles...
Look these over and I will discuss after the announcement is made in terms of its significance.
Get some popcorn. The show is about to start!
The fate of the planet might be hanging in the balance.
Come back tomorrow when I will discuss what all this means that you will not read about in the press. I have written for years on this topic. See over eight blogs on the Higgs, Einstein and light on this site. See also blogs on the Plasma theory of the universe which the Higgs may in fact validate which is NOT the standard model. In fact I argue that the HIggs field verifies plasma theory and may deflate Einstein's Relativity theories. Wow you say. ( I heard you)
See my article on this at:
See especially the article on this site entitled "Einstein and the True Story of Relativity" to understand the true historical context of the Higgs Field, (not the Higgs particle) because that is required to understand the conflict between those who stress the Higgs particle vs. those who think (me) that the Higg field is the most important discover here. See why in the article above.
The below article properly stresses the Higgs field is the real news, not the particle.
Curious? come back tommorow.
Live video press conference on the Higgs; go down to center of the web page.
So how are we to understand the significance of the Higgs Boson finding?
I propose to examine the finding with the following questions in mind.
1. Which is of more import the particle or the implication of the Higgs field.
By far the field is of more significance and in the coming weeks I will explain this opinion. But if you read the above entries in this blog you can guess why.
2. What is the difference between the Higgs field and "Quantum Foam" of the quantum people, the Ether of the pre-Einstein era, between Relativity theory, its relation to dark matter, and dark energy, and string theory?
3. Does this find imply or not imply other dimensions?
4. The idea of a field which condensates into a particle sounds familiar.
5. What is the relations of the Higgs field idea and that of Plasma Theory.
6. How might a Higgs field relate to the work of Nicolas Tesla?
7. How does this relate to the "Summary of Physics" article on this site and alternative theories of physics on this site.
8. How does the idea of a Higgs field relate to the work of Hanne Alfren?
Does its postulation really "complete" the Standard Theory?"
You see much to talk about.