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Higgs Boson Discovered??

Posted: July 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Physics, Quantum Mechanics | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Higgs Boson Discovered??

Higgs Boson Discovered?Scientists have discovered a sub-atomic particle they believe is crucial in the formation of the universe, or at least crucial to the Standard Model in physics and our current understanding of how our universe works.

Scientists in Geneva say the discovery still needs to be verified, but it is the strongest evidence yet that the – Higgs – particle exists.

Scientist have all but said the words “we’ve found it”

Professor Themis Bowcock, head of particle physics at the University of Liverpool said Based on CERN results there appears to be less than one chance in a million that this is a fake,” Professor Bowckock has worked on the Large Hedron Collider and says ” Very few physicists would privately argue that this is not a Higgs Particle”.

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research – CERN – said in a statement that the particle is “consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson“.

Dr Rolf-Dieter Heuer, director General of CERN said in an interview that the discovery was ” a historic milestone.”

Dr. Heuer and others have said that it was too soon to know for sure that the new particle – wieghing in ata na acceptable 125 billion electron volts, and one of the heaviest sub-atomic particle yet discovered – is indeed the elusive Higgs boson :: Read the full article »»»»

World Holds it’s Breath as CERN Prepares to Deliver Higgs Boson

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quantum Physics | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on World Holds it’s Breath as CERN Prepares to Deliver Higgs Boson

LHCThe last few months has been an itch for physicists and boffins alike, hints that CERN had discovered something big, the God Particle? Scientists have wrestled with this elusive Higgs boson particle for the last half a century. In mid December last year CERN made an almost announcement on Higgs: Higgs Boson: ‘The God Particle’ Nearly, But Not Quite!? Earlier we pinned hopes on Higgs boson with: Sorry Albert!! and who can forget the furor created by Opera: Faster Than The Speed of Light.

So will the mystery be solved, we think not… physicists are once again building the hype. Anyone who expects a solid confirmation of the death of Relativity is not living on the same plain as the physicists who juggle sub-atomic particles.

No doubt a major milestone in solving the decades-old puzzle about the nature of matter will be announced  tomorrow night, most likely a teaser though. The results of what scientists are calling an extremely important experiment will be announced in Geneva – where the international High Energy Physics conference is taking place – tomorrow, at 5pm Australia time, TUNE IN for an update.

The findings may, or may not, confirm existing theories of the way the universe – and our world – are held together. The European Organisation for Nuclear Research – CERN – has been leading the search for the Higgs boson, an elusive sub-atomic particle dubbed  the “God Particle”, which is believed to confer mass :: Read the full article »»»»

Loose Cable Behind CERN Faster-than-light Result

Posted: February 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Favorite New Thought, Outside the Box, Physics, Quantum Physics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Loose Cable Behind CERN Faster-than-light Result

Loose Cable Behind CERN Faster-than-light ResultThe controversial finding that cast a large shadow of doubt over Einstein’s belief that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light might have been caused by a loose cable, the lab behind the result said. Physicists at the CERN laboratory near Geneva appeared to contradict Albert Einstein last year when they reported that sub-atomic particles called neutrinos could travel fractions of a second faster than light. Einstein had said nothing could travel faster than light.

James Gillies, a spokesman for CERN, said the lab’s startling result was now in doubt. Earlier on Wednesday, the website ScienceInsider reported the surprising result was down to a loose fibre optic cable linking a Global Positioning System satellite receiver to a computer. ScienceInsider is run by the respected American Association for the Advancement of Science. Mr Gillies confirmed a flaw in the GPS system was now suspected as a possible cause for the surprising reading. Gillies’ says further testing was needed before any definite conclusions could be reached :: Read the full article »»»»

Higgs Boson: ‘The God Particle’ Nearly, But Not Quite!?

Posted: December 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Cankler Science News, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Physics, Quantum Physics, Science News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Higgs Boson: ‘The God Particle’ Nearly, But Not Quite!?

Simulation - Higgs Event

Scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research – CERN –  say they have found signs of – although not yet conclusively discovered – the Higgs boson, an elementary particle which is the missing link in the Standard Model of physics.

The famed particle is the missing link in current theories of physics, used to explain how everything gains its mass. Rumors have been crashing about the scientific community for weeks on these findings.

Fabiola Gianotti, the scientist in charge of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, said the signal was centred at around 126 – GeV – Giga Electron Volts.

“I think it would be extremely kind of the Higgs boson to be here,” Gianotti told a seminar to discuss the findings :: Read the full article »»»»

Astronomers Discover Largest Black Holes EVER!?

Posted: December 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Physics | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Astronomers Discover Largest Black Holes EVER!?

Black HoleScientists have discovered the two biggest black holes ever observed, each with a mass billions of times greater than the Sun’s, according to a study published overnight. The two giants are located in the heart of a pair of galaxies several hundred million light years from Earth, the study was published in the scientific journal Nature.

Each black hole is estimated to have a mass about 10 billion times greater than the sun, dwarfing the previously largest-known black hole, which has a mass of 6.3 billion suns. The University of California, Berkeley, team led by Nicholas McConnell and Chung-Pei Ma said one black hole is located in NGC 3842, the brightest of a cluster of galaxies about 320 million light years from Earth. The second hole is of “comparable or greater mass” and is located in NGC 4889, the brightest galaxy in the Coma cluster, about 335 million light years away.

“These two black holes are significantly more massive than predicted,” the astronomers wrote.

The researchers said their calculations suggest that different evolutionary processes influence the growth of the largest galaxies and their black holes than in smaller galaxies. Astronomers have long supposed that since the universe began it has harboured black holes with a mass the size of the two newly found giants. These cosmic gluttons grow in tandem with their galaxies, slurping up gases, planets and stars :: Read the full article »»»»