CERN plans to announce latest results in search for Higgs boson particle

Dec 13, 2011
Scientists’ impression of the Higgs boson

(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists collaborating on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva – will announce their latest results in the search for the Higgs boson particle on Tuesday 13 December.

The LHC works by accelerating two beams of protons to almost the speed of light. The protons collide together 40 million times a second, recreating the conditions of the universe immediately after the Big Bang, and enabling scientists to reconstruct fundamental particles produced at that time.

Since research started at the nearly two years ago, scientists have been working to determine whether the particle exists. The Higgs boson is the final undiscovered particle of the Standard Model of particle physics and is a crucial ingredient in our understanding of the mass of many elementary particles

Scientists from both the ATLAS and CMS experiments at will present their latest findings in the search for the Higgs at a seminar on Tuesday. The findings are based on more than 300 trillion high-speed particle collisions over the past year.

The event will be broadcast live here: indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=164890

Update: Possible signs of the Higgs remain in latest analyses phys.org/news242988821.html

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roboferret
4.3 / 5 (6) Dec 13, 2011
If they find the Higg's where it is predicted, then this is a fantastic result and will add hugely to our understanding of science.

If they find the Higg's, but not where it is predicted, then this is a fantastic result and will add hugely to our understanding of science.

If they don't find the Higg's, then this is a fantastic result and will add hugely to our understanding of science.

Whatever the results, this is a exciting time in the world of physics!
rawa1
1.6 / 5 (7) Dec 13, 2011
If they find the Higg's where it is predicted, then this is a fantastic result and will add hugely to our understanding of science. ... If they don't find the Higg's, then this is a fantastic result and will add hugely to our understanding of science.
Well said. The continuity of research, jobs and salaries is what is important here. Not the actual results, of Robert Wilson, a former president of APS recognized and named clearly already before years.

http://www.aether...memo.gif
vlaaing peerd
5 / 5 (2) Dec 13, 2011
ehrnonono. The results are what is important here, either 3 of these possible findings will greatly contribute to our understanding of physics and tell us which way to move forward in the theories. We just don't know which of the 3 it will be.

Nanobanano
1 / 5 (7) Dec 13, 2011
ehrnonono. The results are what is important here, either 3 of these possible findings will greatly contribute to our understanding of physics and tell us which way to move forward in the theories. We just don't know which of the 3 it will be.



What if the calculations are wrong, and the energy levels needed for the collisions are off by an order of magnitude or two?

If you discard the whole theory, you could miss the truth by not testing it.

BUILD A BIGGER COLLIDER.

Give them engineers and particle physicists another job to justify their salary!
ant_oacute_nio354
1 / 5 (6) Dec 13, 2011
The Higgs doesn´t exist because the mass is the electric dipole moment:

m = e.k /x (1-pi^3alpha^2 /2)

m-mass;e-electron charge;k-Boltzmann constant;
x-Compton wavelength; pi=3.1415927;
alpha-fine structure constant.
Crazy_council
2 / 5 (1) Dec 13, 2011
Its a very exciting time if your interested in mass or Gr. The higgs could be so many things, my interest is if the higgs is the fabric of spacetime or if it requires a further framework to exist in ( not aether )
rawa1
1.3 / 5 (4) Dec 13, 2011
if it requires a further framework to exist in ( not aether )
Actually Higgs mechanism is more "aetheric", than the dense aether theory (AWT). Higgs field implies the existence of finite fixed size particles which are forming fluid, in AWT such finite level of particles doesn't exist. Concept of Higgs field adheres to classical physics paradigms more, than it's willing to admit.
Crazy_council
1 / 5 (1) Dec 13, 2011
rawa1 I understand your take on this but my interest in the higgs field/particle is weather its 3 dimentional or 2D. I am especialy intersted to see if it spins/occilates and at what rate reletive to its size.

I have been trying ( and failing ) for many year to understand the maths of 2d objects from a 3d perspective.
BIG COCK
4.7 / 5 (3) Dec 13, 2011
Well said. The continuity of research, jobs and salaries is what is important here. Not the actual results, of Robert Wilson, a former president of APS recognized and named clearly already before years.

http://www.aether...memo.gif

Wow, what an eye-opening document. It really shows how shallow and corrupt the scientific establishment is and to what depths they'll go to...

Oh, wait, you fabricated that document.
BIG COCK
5 / 5 (4) Dec 13, 2011
if it requires a further framework to exist in ( not aether )
Actually Higgs mechanism is more "aetheric", than the dense aether theory (AWT). Higgs field implies the existence of finite fixed size particles which are forming fluid, in AWT such finite level of particles doesn't exist. Concept of Higgs field adheres to classical physics paradigms more, than it's willing to admit.

Do you make a living by posting incoherent rubbish 24/7? I admire your dedication. Perhaps you should move into a landfill.