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Higgs boson announcement Wednesday, July 4th.

July 01st, 2012 by Bookslinger

The folks at CERN, who run the Large Hadron Collider, have supposedly “pre-announced” their discovery of the “Higgs boson“. Official announcement to come Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

I’m not sure what a “Higgs boson” is, but it’s science. Science is cool.

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July 01st, 2012 19:53:27
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July 1, 2012

The Higgs boson is an excited mode of the Higgs field, which provides mass to particles in the Standard Model of Physics. All the other particles predicted by the Standard Model have already been discovered experimentally, so discovering the Higgs will sort of round things out.

Of course, we already know the Standard Model needs tweaking, since it doesn’t account for neutrino mass. Still.

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