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The Hunt for the Higgs Boson

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Caltech physicist Sean Carroll explains the greatest scientific achievement of our time—finding the Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists. In The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World, he not only explains the importance of the Higgs boson but also the Large Hadron Collider project itself.

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Comments [4]

Ed from Larchmont

It's interesting that the model of certain knowledge accepted now is reason through science, and the top model of this is physics.

And what one is left with is a model of reality that agrees with the experimental results. And part of the model is statistical probabilities.

A type of truth appropriate to physics, but pretty thin if this is the only kind of truth one accepts.

Dec. 09 2012 05:38 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Excellent. When the researcher said that this field 'makes it possible for us to exist, we move in this field', he means 'it makes it possible for matter, for our bodies to exist'. But we aren't identified only with our bodies, we are soul, spirit and body. What he said could be a reflection of what St. Paul says of God 'In whom we live and move and have our being', reflected in the material world.

Dec. 04 2012 05:52 AM
ann from nyc

my mother always said, "if it looks good, it tastes good." And that it true. Immediate plat appeal is very important.

Nov. 28 2012 12:57 PM
oscar from ny

Im positive god looks from heaven and shakes his head... -_-

Nov. 28 2012 12:50 PM

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