In the News… Scientists at Cern Discover ‘The God Particle’

14 Dec

There was an interesting article in the news this week about research carried out at the The Cern physics research centre inSwitzerland. Awaited results of experiments undertaken in the Large Hadron Collider are expected to show that signals have been produced that provide the clearest evidence yet that the sub-atomic particle exists.

 For the full article reported in The Daily Telegraph click the link:

 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/large-hadron-collider/8947263/Higgs-boson

 According to Sky News report:

‘If the Cern experiments confirm the Higgs boson exists it would fix the biggest hole in the Standard Model – and give credence to what has been a largely mathematical model of how the Universe works.

 But if they showed it does not exist it would shake the foundations of modern physics and force a massive rethink on the forces that glue the Universe together.’

 Again this appears to be more research to indicate that our current science is at the tipping point. We live in very interesting and exciting times.

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4 Responses to “In the News… Scientists at Cern Discover ‘The God Particle’”

  1. tim December 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Hi again, Penny. I know so little about this subject but I wish the scientists would simplify the connotations ie spell out what it means for quantum theory etc. Does the higgs boson (if disovered) fill in the 96% of the universe that’s missing or is it the other way around
    🙂 ?

    • Dr Penny Sartori December 15, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

      Hi Tim, to be honest I don’t know a great deal about this myself but I’m hoping after the meeting has been held it will be simplified. What is more important to me is that all of these new technological breakthroughs seem to be highlighting a huge shift in our understanding of ourselves, consciousness and the universe. Very interesting.

      • tim December 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

        “What is more important to me is that all of these new technological breakthroughs seem to be highlighting a huge shift in our understanding of ourselves, consciousness and the universe. Very interesting.”

        I agree, Penny. I hope that eventually the insight from NDE’s etc will bring about a better world where we stop killing each other and organise things in a fairer way. I think we could be waiting for a long time though.

  2. Tony December 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    There is so much in quantum physics that is linked to conscious observation that it’s interesting why further research into consciousness is not explored in this context. A good example is the double slit experiment. I am starting to believe like other people out there that just like Higgs, consciousness is a fundamental property of the universe and may explain why it is difficult to explain how it works. Perhaps we can only go so deep before the fundamental property of the universe cannot be broken down any further.

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