Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Higgs Particle Discovered at CERN

No divine being was implicated in the Higgs discovery
This morning (July 4, 12 Midnight PST) Rolf Heuer, the director of the CERN accelerator, moderated a press conference in which CERN experimentalists announced that both the ATLAS group and the CMS group had achieved the 5-sigma discovery level of a particle with mass equal to about 125 GeV with properties roughly compatible with those of the Higgs Boson predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. See Sean Carroll at Cosmic Variance blog for a running commentary on the Higgs discovery.

On other fronts, Nick Herbert's video URGE: a Short Opera About Reality has attracted almost 1000 viewers and his first printing of Harlot Nature has completely sold out.


Jack Sarfatti said...

Jagdish has Harlot. I have not seen it yet. He is up in Santa Rosa for about two weeks.
I Robot

Jack Sarfatti said...

So what's this. You demand I pass the Turing test. Isn't that Godel undecidable?