Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Higgs Boson

Oh, great.  Now everybody is going to want one!

The Higgs Boson is no longer the theoretical particle of the Higgs mechanism that physicists have believed would reveal how all matter in the universe gets its mass.  Physicists at CERN pretty much confirmed today that their experiments have found the particle.  They did it with the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland... otherwise known as "the Big Bang machine."

Most amazingly, Peter Higgs, the theoretical physicist from England who predicted the particle in 1964 in a paper that was rejected by an academic physics journal edited at CERN, was on hand in Geneva today when the formal announcement was made.  The guy who admitted to being "incompetent" in science in the lab was just surprised to be alive when his theory was proven correct.

You can get your very own Higgs Boson particle at the ParticleZoo while they last.  9.95$US plus shipping... Fair warning tho': They tend to live very short lives! :)

Still don't know what any of this is all about?!  Me either.  But the video below might help.  These guys do know!


1 comment:

  1. Yep, that's the way I always thought it worked! :-) (and by the way, the price is up to $10.49)