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The Higgs Boson Explained

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Higgs Boson Watch: The God Particle Explained in 30 Seconds

The Higgs boson, the hypothesized “God particle,” is, according to the Standard Model of physics, why there is mass in the universe. And, in the Los Angeles Times today, physicist Robert Cousins offers a super-clear explanation for why scientists are working … Continue reading

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The New Prometheuses? Are Physicists on the Verge of Stealing the Secrets of the “God Particle” (the Higgs Boson’s Mass) from Heaven?

Stealing fire from heaven. The most important physics experiment in the history of, well, all of history, is slated to take place over the late winter of 2009 and the first few months of 2010. This is when the CERN particle … Continue reading

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Is the Higgs Boson (the So-Called ‘God Particle’) the Creator and Destroyer of Worlds?

The CERN Hadron Collider may soon find out, and Jared Burton directed me to an interesting article about it. (And David Bowie may have gotten there first.) But in any case, according to the New York Times yesterday, two prominent … Continue reading

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