Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hooray for the Higgs

Yep, you heard me right, folks.  Got nothing against the Big Bad Boson, just the fluff which, in journalism, surrounds it, like a corona of virtual particles.  But today’s op-ed by particle physicist (and gifted science writer) Steven Weinberg is unfailingly informative, sans dog nor pony:

Favorite line:
If the new particle is the Higgs boson, it would have to be like a knuckleball in baseball; unlike all other known elementary particles, it would have no spin.

For further quotations from the ever-quotable Prince of Physics, click here:

Strangely, the professor does not mention our own recent discovery, documented here for completeness (“WDJ -- the Blog of Record”):

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