Tuesday, October 8, 2013

nobel prize for physics goes to...

the higgs boson, peter higgs and francois englert.

in the photo above higgs looks a bit old, but he used to be your age,

by the way, there's a center of theoretical physics just devoted to higgs' work @ the university of edinbugh.

do you know anything about the higgs boson particle?

1 comment:

Marcelo Aguirre said...

The Higgs Poson Is a remarkable discovery In the standard model of particle physics. This represents the answer to the question, Why matter has mass? Tiny particles inside atoms gain mass interacting with an invisible field pervading all of space, the more they interact the heavier they become. Even though this is a giant step in physics, there are still numerous questions left unanswered. Now we have knowledge on how stars and planets were created and how the universe became this cosmic order. But the truth is that we are still ignorant to the notion of trying to understand the structure of the universe, dark matter, and dark energy (believed to be the driver of cosmic expansion). For me personally all of this is just the or the product of something bigger and non-material, I was always attracted to metaphysics. I always thought that the root or origin of everything that happens is caused by forces beyond our understanding. I’m not by any chance demeaning the discovery of Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, I’m just giving my personal opinion that there is more than physics in the world and a discovery like this represents a very important piece of an infinite puzzle.