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Old 07-03-2012, 09:16 PM
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Physicists find new particle, but is it the Higgs? : Nature News & Comment

They found something, they just are not sure what yet.

Physicists have maintained that they will not announce the discovery of the Higgs until the signal surpasses 5 sigma, meaning that it has just a 0.00003% probability that the result is due to chance.


CERN's head of communications, James Gillies, confirmed that four of the theorists who dreamt up the Higgs mechanism in the 1960s — François Englert, Carl Hagen, Peter Higgs and Gerald Guralnik — will be present at Wednesday's seminar, but he declined to be drawn on what will be announced.
It would appear to me that they are going to make a confirmation of Higgs-Boson. If I had to guess, with a mass in the 128-130 GeV range.

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Old 07-05-2012, 06:58 AM
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You're mixing up a couple of things. I'm assuming you watched "Fabric of the Cosmos". It was a pretty good special on PBS.

That particular theory is that particles are made of loops or strings of vibrating energy.

Branes come from M-Theory, which is a subset of string theory. I'm not quite sure how to distill down what branes are since I'm not quite sure I understand it myself, but it has to do with those strings alternately creating and residing on various extra dimensions.

There are all kinds of "particles" left to find. There might be gravitons, there might be dark matter. Who knows what we might find.
Yeap i've watched ''Fabric of the Cosmos'' with physicist Brian Greene as well as numerous shows by Michio Kaku over the years .

O.K. i'll research more about Gravitons and i didn't even think about Dark Matter as that does make sense as well as there has to be some kind of ''hidden'' particle(s) associated it.
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