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April 28, 2008

The Force…we haz it

Filed under: General Geek — Tags: , , — digitalboy75 @ 8:14 am

I’m sure some Star Wars purists will radically dispute any similarities, but this article about <insert currently popular field of physics here> just reminds me of The Force. I also find it quite humble of the scientist being interviewed to name the as-yet-undiscovered particle after himself. Ah, to be a physicist so in love with himself that he can be credited for the creation of life in the universe! Anyhow, check this article out in full if you are interested in more, and just remember to substitute ‘The Force’ for ‘force’ and the word ‘Jedi’ wherever you see particle. Physics just got so much more fun!

Key scientist sure “God particle” will be found soon

By Robert Evans

GENEVA (Reuters) – British physicist Peter Higgs said on Monday it should soon be possible to prove the existence of a force which gives mass to the universe and makes life possible — as he first argued 40 years ago.

Higgs said he believes a particle named the “Higgs boson”, which originates from the force, will be found when a vast particle collider at the CERN research centre on the Franco-Swiss border begins operating fully early next year.

“The likelihood is that the particle will show up pretty quickly … I’m more than 90 percent certain that it will,” Higgs told journalists.

The 78-year-old’s original efforts in the early 1960s to explain why the force, dubbed the Higgs field, must exist were dismissed at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Today, the existence of the invisible field is widely accepted by scientists, who believe it came into being milliseconds after the Big Bang created the universe some 15 billion years ago.

Full article here.

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