Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Higgs Appears

The Higgs has appeared at CERN! Not the boson or field, but THE Higgs, the physicist who hypothesised its existence over 40 years ago. The standard model of particle physics does not account for mass. Peter Higgs and others suggested the existence of a field or particle to account for this very important property. At first their work was ignored by physicists at CERN, which seems to be standard for new ideas. Last week Peter Higgs surfaced at CERN to tour the new Large Hadron Collider, expressing confidenced that the Higgs boson will finally be found.

Higgs and other physicists believe that initially the Universe had no mass at all. We have seen that any particle has a rest energy (or Einstein energy) of E and a potential energy (or Newton energy) of U. If we add them together:

E + U = 0

The total energy is just 0! This result applies to any particle, from the smallest electron to the most massive Black Hole. It even applies to massless particles like the photon. The total energy of our big Universe is just zero. It's the ultimate free lunch, which explains how the Universe could evolve from a tiny point into the immensity we observe today.

The first mass took the form of singularities, which formed fro tiny quantum fluctuations grown large by the rapid expansion of the Universe. The protons, electrons and neutrons that we are made of came later, and today form 4.507034% of the Universe. Perhaps the Higgs field or boson gave this portion mass.

The standard model of particle physics has been mostly successful in describing the microscopic world. As physicists have moved into astronomy, they have come up with their own standard model. Cosmology's model consists of ethereal energies: a repulsive "inflaton" near the Big Bang, another repulsive "dark energy" driving current acceleration, and our Ptolemaic world in the middle. None of these epicycles can be observed in nature.

Experience can make one suspicious of "standard models." Who is this Mr. Standard? Why doesn't he show his face at conferences? How many years did he labour in darkness while physics ignored his Standard Model? How much hard work was required for Standard's Model to be accepted? Did a Mrs. Standard do all the real work? The idea of "standard models" is suspiciously like groupthink, which led to "dark energy" and other messes.

Though no one has found his boson yet, best wishes to Peter Higgs. The mass problem is an omission that needs to be solved. Higgs has waited long enough for his hypothesis to be tested. Even if the Higgs field or boson is not found, it will lead to new ideas in physics. Thankfully we need not wait until age 78 to show that the speed of light is slowing.



Blogger Kea said...

LOL! The Higgs sounds like a nice guy from what one reads. And best of luck to the CERN team in the future testing of standard particle physics ideas.

8:36 AM  
Blogger CarlBrannen said...

I'm afraid that even if the Higgs mechanism is completely wrong (as I believe it to be), there can still be a particle at about the right mass that does about the right sorts of things. And such a particle will be crowned as the Higgs.

By the way, my pendulum using buddy says that mass is being emitted from the singularity at the center of the earth. What's more, he says that the ultimate source of this mass is the singularity at the center of the galaxy.

In terms of putting math on this, my idea so far is to assume that the singularities are distinguished by possessing different absolute velocities, as well as the smaller singularities being in the well of the galactic singularity.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roses are red, violets are blue, if higgs arnt real then niether are you!


6:32 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

For Carl and Kea, when new ideas are led to that means yours.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Higgs and other physicists believe . . "

Call me old fashion, but I prefer the term "theorize" to "believe". There's too much crossover between
physics and metaphysics these days as it is.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Adam Smith said...

As technology is making progress rapidly and world getting advanced day by day. Now you don't need to wait for hours for getting anything either writing services. You just need one click and everything is in your pocket. For writing excellent term papers, essays and resumes just get competent term paper writing services to employ writers at low price and add good grades in your certificate.

3:55 AM  
Blogger Douglas Flink said...

Sage Vishvamitra is said to found the famous Gayatri Mantra. It is a verse from Rigveda (Mandala 3.62.10). Gayatri is the name of the Vedic meter in which the verse is composed. Facts About Hinduism

12:13 AM  
Blogger Angel Claudia said...

Are you a student or researcher, looking for affordable online Dissertation Writers Service? Well, worry, not mate, because we got you covered. We purvey exceptionally, top-quality College Essay Services for all your academic research writing needs, regardless of the type of research paper or your academic level.

2:43 AM  
Blogger Nancy Jones said...

Besides my C course, I have a job and family, both of which compete to get my time. I couldn't find sufficient time for the challenging C assignments, and these people came in and saved my skin. I must commend them for the genius Programming Assignment Help. Their C Homework Help tutors did the best job and got me shining grades.

3:00 AM  
Blogger Nancy Jones said...

I am looking for a Statistics Assignment Help expert for Statistics Homework Help. I have struggled enough with statistics and therefore I just can't do it anymore on my own. . I have come across your post and I think you are the right person to provide me with SPSS homework help. Let me know how much you charge per assignment so that I can hire you today.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Nancy Jones said...

Matlab Assignment Help helped me to complete my seventh Matlab assignment, which was also the best-performed! It scored 92/100, which I've never scored before on any other assignment/exam in my lifetime. Otherwise, their service was as quick as usual. The delivery was also on time. I'm now requesting to use this same programmer multiple times. He seems the best in Image Processing tasks. Meanwhile, I'll ask for more Matlab Homework Help soon.

3:08 AM  
Blogger Nancy Jones said...

I have just come across your post and I believe this is exactly what I am looking for. I want an economics assignment help from a tutor who can guarantee me a top grade. Do you charge per page or does it depend on the
bulk of the economics homework help being completed? More to that if the work is not good enough do you offer free corrections.

3:12 AM  
Blogger Maria Garcia said...

Hi, other than economics assignment help are there other subjects that you cover? I am having several assignments one needs an economics homework help expert and the other one needs a financial expert. If you can guarantee quality work on both then I can hire you to complete them. All I am sure of is that I can hire you for the economics one but the finance one I am not sure.

4:42 AM  
Blogger Maria Garcia said...

Me and my classmates took too long to understand Matlab Assignment Help pricing criteria. we're always grateful for unique solutions on their Matlab assignments. Matlab Homework Help experts have the right experience and qualifications to work on any programming student's homework. They help us in our project.

4:47 AM  
Blogger Maria Garcia said...

Hey STATA homework help expert, I need to know if you can conduct the Kappa measurement of agreement. This is what is in my assignment. I can only hire someone for statistics assignment help if they are aware of the kappa measurement of agreement. If you can do it, then reply to me with a few lines of what the kappa measure of agreement is. Let me know also how much you charge for statistics homework help in SAS.

4:50 AM  
Blogger Maria Garcia said...

The ardent Programming Homework Help tutor that nailed down my project was very passionate. He answered my Python questions with long, self-explanatory solutions that make it easy for any average student to revise. Moreover, he didn't hesitate to answer other questions, too, even though they weren't part of the exam. If all Python Homework Help experts can be like this then they can trend as the best Programming school ever online.

4:53 AM  
Blogger Hanna Bell said...

Hey there, I need an Statistics Homework Help expert to help me understand the topic of piecewise regression. In our lectures, the concept seemed very hard, and I could not understand it completely. I need someone who can explain to me in a simpler way that I can understand the topic. he/she should explain to me which is the best model, the best data before the model and how to fit the model using SPSS. If you can deliver quality work then you would be my official Statistics Assignment Help partner.

4:49 AM  
Blogger Hanna Bell said...

I don’t have time to look for another expert and therefore I am going to hire you with the hope that I will get quality economics assignment help .Being aneconomics homework help professor I expect that your solutions are first class. All I want to tell you is that if the solutions are not up to the mark I am going to cancel the project.

4:52 AM  
Blogger Hanna Bell said...

That is a huge number of students. Are they from the same country or different countries? I also want your math assignment help. I want to perform in my assignments and since this is what you have been doing for years, I believe you are the right person for me. Let me know how much you charge for your math homework help services.

4:56 AM  
Blogger Hanna Bell said...

Hello. Please check the task I have just sent and reply as soon as possible. I want an adjustment assignment done within a period of one week. I have worked with an Accounting Homework Help tutor from your team and therefore I know it’s possible to complete it within that period. Let me know the cost so that I can settle it now as your Accounting Assignment Help experts work on it.

5:00 AM  
Blogger Sarah Wilson said...

How much do you charge for a Statistics Assignment Help task? Take, for statistics assignment experts my case, where I need you to provide me with the Statistics Homework Help on plotting a scatter plot with a regression line? How much should that cost? Do you charge on the basis of the workload or have a constant payment?

10:37 PM  
Blogger Sarah Wilson said...

I have submitted my assignment to your website without any challenges. The economics assignmenthelp expert handling my assignment has already contacted me and I am certain that my work is underway. I am just hoping that I will get quality economics homework help. I have a lot of hopes in you and I am just hoping that you will not disappoint me.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Sarah Wilson said...

As much as there are discouragements, it is true that mathematics is hard. Like in my case, I was never discouraged by anyone about math but I still find it very hard and that is why I am requesting your Math assignment help. I am tired of struggling with mathematics and spending sleepless nights trying to solve sums that I still don’t get right. Having gone through your Math homework help, I am sure that I will get the right help through you. Please tell me what I need to be able to hire you.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Sarah Wilson said...

Just what I was looking for. I am struggling with my accounting assignment. I want an Accounting Assignment Help tutor to offer me two services. One is to complete my accounting assignments and the other is to provide me with online classes. I believe you are experienced enough to offer both Accounting Homework Help and online classes. I know you charge assignments based on the bulk. Tell me how much you charge for the online classes per hour.

12:44 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Locations of visitors to this page