Higgs Boson Primer Continued

The excitement continues to grow (#higgs boson, almost a google trend) about tomorrows announcement (you can watch the live stream here) regarding the possible detection of “the footprints and the shadow” of the Higgs Boson particle. So here are a couple more stories to keep you up to date.

This possible discovery was made possible by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which other than being a plot device in Angels and Demons

While not as flashy, here is a more appropriate and explanatory video

You may have noticed in the clip from Angels and Demons, that there was a priest on hand to observe the proceedings. Perhaps this inclusion, as the book, The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?, have led to the widespread adoption of the term “The God Particle” for describing the Higgs Boson particle and what it means. io9 has a great article, calling for people to Stop calling it the “God Particle”, be sure to cite it when you hear people refer to the discovery of The God Particle tomorrow, although calling it the God Particle isn’t quite as bad as some of the other names that have been floating around.


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