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Second Higgs boson? Physicists debate new particle
nbcnews.com ^ | April 13, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 04/13/2013 4:04:48 PM PDT by John W

DENVER — The discovery of the Higgs boson is real. But physicists are cagey about whether the new particle they've found will fit their predictions or not.

So far, the data suggest that the Higgs, the particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass, is not presenting any surprises, physicists said here Saturday at the April meeting of the American Physical Society. But that doesn't mean that it won't in the future — or that there might not be other Higgs bosons lurking out there.

"There's a large number of theoretical models that predict, actually, that this Higgs field is more complicated," said Markus Klute, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Some of these theories predict five or more Higgs bosons of different masses, Klute told reporters.

(Excerpt) Read more at science.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: higgsboson; stringtheory

1 posted on 04/13/2013 4:04:48 PM PDT by John W
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Thanks John W.

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2 posted on 04/13/2013 4:14:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: John W

Smacks of justifying more research money.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 4:19:18 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SunkenCiv

You’re welcome.


4 posted on 04/13/2013 4:20:24 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SpaceBar

I’m sure that’s part of it.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 4:20:45 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SpaceBar

Just a thought here, who knows how many particles and of what kind God put in his recipie for the creation of the Earth!
Gives new meaning to Only God Knows!


6 posted on 04/13/2013 4:22:48 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: SpaceBar
False labor pains?

Oh .. never mind ...

/8^)

7 posted on 04/13/2013 4:22:58 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

A few months back they claimed to have violated einstein’s speed limit, and it turned out to be some cat-5 coiled up behind someone’s desk.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 4:26:08 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: John W
Second Higgs boson?

Boson's Bo'sun?

9 posted on 04/13/2013 5:55:12 PM PDT by mikrofon (Just a second, mate...)
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To: John W

I smell a new jobs program.


10 posted on 04/13/2013 6:54:50 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change

I want to build a supercollider in my backyard. I’ll look for the Higgs boson.

I think I have a pretty good chance to get a federal grant because I’m a Native American.


11 posted on 04/13/2013 7:11:37 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

Go for it.


12 posted on 04/13/2013 7:12:55 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: heye2monn

No need for machines, just look under the couch and say you need more money to really find anything.


13 posted on 04/13/2013 7:35:04 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: John W

Regardless, the next question will be, “what particles are these particles made of”?


14 posted on 04/13/2013 7:42:49 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Gosnell - The Philadelphia Butcher created by Planned Parenthood)
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To: SunkenCiv

is that a real sign SC?


15 posted on 04/14/2013 8:08:45 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Regardless, the next question will be, “what particles are these particles made of”?

It's turtles all the way down.

16 posted on 04/14/2013 8:10:10 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma

It is.


17 posted on 04/14/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: zeugma
Yep. Hollywood.

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18 posted on 04/14/2013 8:54:26 AM PDT by Cboldt
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The Higgs Boson... The God Particle...

Found two so far... One more and they’ll have discovered the Holy Trinity...


19 posted on 04/14/2013 4:53:47 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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