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God Particle, the Higgs Boson, Could Be Found in 2012
Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 26, 2011 | John Heilprin

Posted on 07/27/2011 1:31:53 AM PDT by lbryce

Scientists hoping to puzzle out how the Universe began will find a long-sought theoretical particle — or rule out that it exists — by the end of 2012, the director of the world's largest atom smasher predicted Monday.

Rolf Heuer, director of the European particle physics laboratory near Geneva, said his confidence was based on the latest findings from the $10 billion proton collider under the Swiss-French border.

"I would say we can settle the question, the Shakespearean question — 'to be or not to be' — end of next year," he told reporters at a major physics conference in Grenoble.

The Higgs boson isn't just any particle. It's the linchpin of the Standard Model of particle physics theory that explains the Big Bang, because it is believed to answer a fundamental question about why matter has mass. The particle itself is thought to give mass to other particles, and thus to objects and creatures in the Universe.

Heuer said these are "exciting times" for particle physicists because of the latest findings among two separate teams of scientists operating the Atlas and CMS detectors at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, that he directs.

Scientists are starting to pinpoint the precise level of high energy where the Higgs boson is expected to be found.

Last year, the collider for the first time threw together two proton beams, tiny particles traveling in opposite directions though a 17-mile (27-kilometer tunnel) at incredible speeds in conditions simulating those 1 trillionth to 2 trillionths of a second after the Big Bang. The crash on a subatomic scale is aimed more at improving our knowledge of how the universe was created than at finding immediate new technology uses to improve our lives.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cosmos; creation; god; universe

Keep your cotton-picken' hands off of Higgs Boson. Higgs Boson is MY invention, Higgs Boson is MY
discovery, Higgs Boson is my property and if you don't believe me then why don't you ask Higgs yourselves.

1 posted on 07/27/2011 1:31:59 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

I remember when I was close to the god particle,
I had found Ms.Higgs bosom and knew I was close
to nirvana. Slowly, slowly I approached with infinite
caution when there at the very tip of my tongue was the
God particle. Oh GOD, Oh GOD, screamed ms.Higgs as our
very universe seemed to entwine in a cosmic dance as
old as time but as new as tomorrow. The softly lapping
waves cooled our reaction as a new realization, one
never experienced before grew within us.
Mmmmmmmmmm man I’m hungry got any more sprout sanwiches?


2 posted on 07/27/2011 1:45:57 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: lbryce
“The crash on a subatomic scale is aimed more at improving our knowledge of how the universe was created than at finding immediate new technology uses to improve our lives.”

Oh come on now! The George Foreman Proton Beam Hamburger Grill didn't improve our lives? What about the Sub-Atomic Hair Restoration Club for Men? That's no chopped liver you know....

Maybe the Higgs Boson is giving you guys the Biggs Hoson but the rest of us would really like to see the Luke Skywalker Instant Irradiated Beer go on the market soon thanks to that big collider thing.

3 posted on 07/27/2011 1:53:12 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

Life was never the same once Bacon Bandages and I crossed paths.
Bacon Bandages.Hmm. Bacon..

4 posted on 07/27/2011 2:00:56 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

How long will it be till some grant proposal writer wants to perform an experiment to find out what this “God particle,” the Higgs boson, is made of. Did St. John nail it in John 1:1? Is it made of love? (Yes, I’m a Christian. I’m serious about that, but I’m being facetious about the scientists.)


5 posted on 07/27/2011 2:28:06 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution!)
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To: tet68

Higgs Bosom! I hope they collide with the proton stream!


6 posted on 07/27/2011 2:59:04 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: lbryce

I’m endlessly entertained by physicists twirling Billion dollar angels about Trillion dollar pinheads. But, I’m not impressed by the arrogance they exhibit when they constantly compare themselves to G*d or they think they can control the weather. Just because you can make a frog’s leg twitch with a battery doesn’t mean you can re-invent life.


7 posted on 07/27/2011 4:20:21 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Candor7

http://youtu.be/f6aU-wFSqt0

Just watch and enjoy.


8 posted on 07/27/2011 4:27:39 AM PDT by buzzer
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To: HiTech RedNeck
"The Higgs boson....is believed to answer a fundamental question about why matter has mass. The particle itself is thought to give mass to other particles, and thus to objects and creatures in the Universe."

There is no "God particle" - it is God Himself that gives mass to the particles.
God is also the "Unified Field" theory that they search for.
God is Love.
God is.

9 posted on 07/27/2011 4:30:04 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Calusa
You're absolutely correct. They exhibit brazen arrogance to think they can unravel the mysteries of the cosmos. What are they going to call the particle that comes next after Higgs-Boson fails to fulfill scientist's expectations? God Particle +1?
10 posted on 07/27/2011 4:30:13 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

Riddle me this-Who created the Higgs Boson?

What these highly educated billion dollar grant consuming scientists conveniently ignore is that there has to be a First Cause.


11 posted on 07/27/2011 4:34:41 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: almcbean
What these highly educated billion dollar grant consuming scientists conveniently ignore is that there has to be a First Cause.

I guess you have to have a problem
If you want to invent a contraption
First you cause a train wreck
And then you put me in traction
Well first came an action
And then a reaction
But you can't switch around
For your own satisfaction
Well you burnt my house down
Then got mad at my reaction

Well in every complicated situation
There's a human relation
Making sense of it all
Take a whole lot of concentration
Well you can blame the baby
For her pregnant ma
And if there's one of these unavoidable laws

It's just that you can't just take the effect and make it the cause

Well you can't take the effect
And make it the cause
I didn't rob a bank
because you made up the law
Blame me for robbing peter
Don't you blame Paul
Can't take the effect
And make it the cause

-The White Stripes, from "Effect and Cause"
12 posted on 07/27/2011 5:03:33 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: lbryce

Do they plan on “finding” this particle on 12 December or 2012? Just asking . . .


13 posted on 07/27/2011 5:18:34 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
Do they plan on “finding” this particle on 12 December OF 2012? Just asking . . .

Just correcting my question.
14 posted on 07/27/2011 5:20:21 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: lbryce
Then the earth will be consumed by a man-made black hole thus fulfilling the 2012 end of days prediction.

Don't scoff-there were reputable physicists who were concerned that the first A Bomb test would ignite the earth's atmosphere and either roast or suffocate us all. The odds were against it,of course,and the odds are against the black hole as well—but there are STILL odds.

15 posted on 07/27/2011 6:20:15 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Will Geico save you 15% on your insurance? Is Obama an evil Marxist tyrannical son of a bitch?")
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To: Happy Rain

What we call a gamble, God already knows.

The bible would be significantly wrong if the fate of earth was to get swallowed up in a man made black hole within hours of the creation of the hole. More reasoned analysis suggests any man made black hole will be so tiny that it would either fizzle out forthwith in Hawking radiation, or at its subatomic scale find very little that is small enough for it to swallow, and so would just go bopping through the earth while nobody noticed.


16 posted on 07/27/2011 7:06:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution!)
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To: Candor7

Don’t cross the streams.

Why?

It would be bad.

I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing.


17 posted on 07/27/2011 8:58:35 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God!)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Well, they’d better get with the program, because according to the Mayans, times up on the 21st of December next year...IIRC...

Maybe God doesn’t want his particle found??? Did anyone ever think about that...And the Mayan’s are trying to tell us something???

/sarc


18 posted on 07/27/2011 10:47:12 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Lil Flower

I have always wanted to see a Higgs Bosom. :-)


19 posted on 07/27/2011 1:40:01 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: buzzer

That was informative, and funny as hell.Hey and some nice science chickies too! ( They are great, BTW, very good company.)


20 posted on 07/27/2011 1:48:14 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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