Thursday, July 5, 2012

Massively Cool

The most exciting news of the week has got to be the discovery of a particle which may be the Higgs boson. Of course, the scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider have couched this discovery in a characteristically cautious manner (while boobs speak with certainty, the wise speak soberly). Here's a good overview of what the Higgs boson is thought to be. The best thing about this discovery is that it marks the beginning of an entire field of scientific endeavor, rather than a culmination.

I wrote a Secret Science Club post-lecture recap about the search for the Higgs boson last year, with a couple of embedded videos. Of course, whenever I hear "Higgs boson", I can't help but think of The Higsons, which reminds me of Uncle Robyn's goofy song. Of course, the Higgs boson, and the Higgs field, is thought to be responsible for the existence of mass, which is not to be confused with weight, but I figure this song would not be inappropriate to post:





Anyway, that's the coolest news of the week, and I am one happy, happy bastard.

5 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Of course, the Higgs boson, and the Higgs field, is thought to be responsible for the existence of mass

SO that's why we had to stop playing and go to church on Sundays.
~

Laura said...

I saw the headline "God Particle found" on msn earlier this week. I kind of like the "Godless" one better!
That's a pretty awesome discovery. :)

((Hugs))
Laura

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

SO that's why we had to stop playing and go to church on Sundays.

Just think of it as a Large Halleluiah Collider.

That's a pretty awesome discovery. :)

Yeah, it's nice to find out that a particle is responsible for Mass... the reason it was so elusive is because Mass wears those "luchador" masks.

bbkf said...

(while boobs speak with certainty, the wise speak soberly).

my boobs have never spoken to me...with certainty or otherwise...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

my boobs have never spoken to me...with certainty or otherwise...

Ain't that a bag of tits?