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How the Higgs boson is born and how it dies: the most precise picture so far

06/01/2016 Σχολιάστε

The ATLAS and CMS collaborations, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, have combined their data to produce our most precise view to date of the Higgs boson.

Jon Butterworth, The Guardian

Sunday 20 September 2015

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What is the common ground between art and science? And how is Beethoven like Darwin?

03/01/2014 Σχολιάστε

Higgs to tau tau

A collision event in the CERN LHC, as measured by the ATLAS detector, looking very much like a Higgs boson decaying to a pair of tau leptons

 

Novelist Ian McEwan and theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed met at the Science Museum in London to mark the opening of the Large Hadron Collider exhibition. This is an edited extract of their conversation

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Finding the Higgs Leads to More Puzzles

04/12/2013 Σχολιάστε

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    By DENNIS OVERBYE, The New York Times November 4, 2013

    Near the end of “The Tempest,” in what has been taken as Shakespeare’s farewell speech, the sorcerer Prospero breaks his staff and declares, “Our revels now are ended.” And he goes on:

    “These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air: and …leave not a rack behind.”

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What Is the Higgs?

30/10/2013 Σχολιάστε

Peter Higgs, center, of the University of Edinburgh, was one of the first to propose the particle’s existence. From left, physicists at CERN who helped lead the hunt for it: Sau Lan Wu, Joe Incandela, Guido Tonelli and Fabiola Gianotti.

 

 

Two physicists, François Englert and Peter Higgs, won the Nobel Prize on Tuesday for their theory explaining how particles acquire mass. Related Article »

 

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What Is the Higgs?

 

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The philosophy of the Higgs

22/05/2013 Σχολιάστε

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe not walking past a Higgs boson and not making it decay, whatever philosophers might say. Photograph: Sam Shaw/Rex Features

Particle physicist Michael Krämer hangs out with philosophers and learns that one should be wary of irrelevant blondes

Michael Krämer, Sunday 24 March 2013, guardian.co.uk