View Full Version : The God particle spotted?
03-10-2004, 09:20 PM
Boring name, but interesting particle - the Higgs boson. Dubbed the "God particle", this has been theorised to be the root of all matter, and the reason why matter particles such as those we're made of condense from energy at all. Researchers have been trying to prove these theories for more than a decade now, and they might just have spotted the elusive Boson at frightening energies.
Is the end of theoretical physics now in sight? If this is the Higgs, it may open up the mystery of the universe itself.
BBC story. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3546973.stm)
03-11-2004, 04:27 AM
That's rather Poetic... Theoretical Physics will be the cause of it's own destruction :-)
The Better it gets the less reason it has for exisitng... that's just beautiful man...
03-12-2004, 02:47 AM
That's amazing! :-o
03-12-2004, 09:27 PM
And, we`ll have a complete set!
(unless the Higgs comes in differant `flavours`...)
03-13-2004, 09:07 AM
hm, this is fairly much against the ideas of the Austrian/British science-philosopher Popper (1902-1994), wich said that absolute knowledge does not exist and you can only come further in science with trial and error.
Wich, I just read in my newspaper, is not exactly HIS ideas, but more of the German psychologist Otto Selz (1881-1943).
03-22-2004, 07:51 PM
yea our simian brain usually just `visualises` things, and that`s how we normally grasp what is reality, er, or not...
But if we use mathematics we can extend our understanding beyond what our human brains can `visulise`...
Came across a good book...`The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality`.
From the guy that brought you `The Elegant Universe`,...
Physicist Brian Greene has developed a reputation for explaining complex scientific theories with insight and clarity; he`s a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University.
He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his doctorate from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes scholar.
Check out this real-player (Doh!) stream of him describing everything....
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