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BSimmonsThe Higgs boson – a.k.a. “god particle” – looks pretty elusive and maybe not what they thought it would be.I’m completely in favor of big science and the Large Hadron Collider. It would be really sad if humanity said, “We’ve learned enough, let’s just stop here.” I can’t help wondering that a single particle might not be an oversimplification of the answer to mass that they’re looking for. Maybe the Higgs isn’t a particle but a vastly complex system of some kind. We’re in a realm that’s so small that our best instrument may never be able to reveal a true defining signal from the background noise. Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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JRobertsThe Higgs bosonIf the LHC doesn’t find much of value in the next few years it will be very hard to get funding to build the International Linear Collider. Without the ILC I doubt they’ll be able to prove the complete Standard Model. Just my opinion. Monday, September 12, 2011
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Bob SHiggs bosonIt’s probably going to take a next generation collider, beyond the LHC, before they’re able to resolve the remainder of the standard model. Or maybe the standard model will end up looking quite different than it does now. Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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