The God Particle Finally Found ?

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  1. Terrahertz

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    For weeks, the physics world has been buzzing with rumors juicier -- at least in context -- than any Washington scandal: Researchers at Fermilab's Tevatron particle collider may have made one of the biggest scientific discoveries in decades, just months before a new European facility supplanted their position at the top of the field.
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    According to the rumors, researchers may have experimental results compatible with the discovery of a long-sought particle called the Higgs boson, sometimes dubbed the "God particle," which is widely regarded as giving all other particles mass. Depending on the details, this could be a Nobel-level discovery, and could lead to a reexamination of much of today's physics.

    Nevertheless, the blog-spread buzz is polarizing the physics community. The tension, and the ongoing silence from researchers in the know, says much about a field on the brink of changes that will shape research for decades to come.
    http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/06/higgsboson
     
  2. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    it's always in the last place you look :p
     
  3. ray_gillespie

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    Yeah, I found my God Particle under the sofa once. Luckily I'd put one of those whistling keyrings on it :)
     
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  4. Grandmaster

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    So if the god particle gives other particles mass, what gives the god particle its mass? :p
     
  5. Petros

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    It's news like this that gives physicists a raging hadron.
     
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  6. falconguard

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    Beer.
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Smart! :D
     
  8. ming

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    That pic looks familiar... Did they only just notice this?
     
  9. Geffy

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    wait, gods a particle? thought the book said "own image" :p

    @vertigo: true, unless you then keep looking ;)
     
  10. epk

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    apparently, itself
     
  11. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    God. :)
     
  12. Aprox

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    Whats that?
     
  13. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Well, I don't think there's enough tolerance for the answer I'd give.
     
  14. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    In a science discussion you might be right. :)

    Interesting news though, although it seems it might not be true. From other news posts and blogs I have read it seems that this news has kinda gotten out of control and spread like wildfire. So I would not get your hopes up....
     
  15. Geffy

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    Is a god particle like gods beach ball?
     
  16. Petros

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    First scientist: "Wow, I never thought everything going on with this hypermassive particle was possible. Umm...oh...OH NO it appears that a chain reaction has started that will cause the universe to collapse on itself!"

    Second scientist: "LOL MY BAD!!!!!!11!"
     
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  17. Steevo

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    LOL.



    More like.


    Scientist 1. This is a picture that we drew while waiting four our budget review, it is totally simulated of the things we dream about at night, but it could be real if we were wanting more money for our project. And by the way, we are a little over budget, could you spare us a couple mil? We put it up on the net, so it has to be true, we blogged it!!!!!!
     
  18. gonaads

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    The Priests in all them Churches... Pretty much every Sunday. Sometimes on Saturday and other odd Holy Days. :speechless:
     
  19. Sazar

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    I thought it was the Knights that say "Ni"
     
  20. gonaads

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    Naaaa, it's the guy in the back banging the 2 coconut halves.