Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hunt for Higgs Boson ramps up


Literally 
Physicists will continue to ramp up the LHC, boosting it to higher energies and increasing the number of collisions to improve the chances of producing Higgs bosons.

Also, "experiments recently reported what physicists are calling "excess events." That is, the LHC appears to have created slightly more events than would be expected if the Higgs does not exist" and goes onto say that, "there are two possible explanations for these results, he says. The bump in the data could just be background events due to some unknown source or it could be the first signs of the Higgs. "One could speculate that it's an unusual statistical fluctuation," he says. "But I don't think so."

Interesting stuff though I am not sure how it effects my gaming or dinner. 

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