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The man who built the LHC

The man who built the LHC | Tout est relatant | Scoop.it
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva is the arguably most famous experiment on Earth. It’s also, by many measures, the largest; a particle collider 27km in circumference and 100m underground, it took 16 years to build and cost £6bn.
The LHC was built to answer some of the burning questions facing particle physicists. Within the massive tunnels, protons travelling at near-light-speed collide with each other, and the physicists examine the resulting debris to try to work out what is going on. Hundreds of researchers scour the data for evidence of the Higgs boson, embraced by the media as “the God particle”. The Higgs, if it is found, would explain why everything around us has mass.
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Le boson de Higgs a deux «papas» belges

Le boson de Higgs a deux «papas» belges | Tout est relatant | Scoop.it
Le physicien Peter Higgs reconnaît lui-même devoir partager la paternité de « sa » particule avec plusieurs collègues, aux premiers rangs desquels deux Belges, Richard Brout et François Englert. Fr...
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For Cost of One Month of Iraq War, 'God Particle' Could Have Been U.S. Triumph

For Cost of One Month of Iraq War, 'God Particle' Could Have Been U.S. Triumph | Tout est relatant | Scoop.it

The discovery of the Higgs boson subatomic particle, announced this week, is one of the biggest triumphs in the history of science. The discovery was announced by scientists at the CERN, the research center in Switzerland that operates the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the massive particle accelerator that detected the Higgs boson.

Once upon a time, most big scientific breakthroughs like this were made in the U.S. But in an era of declining science budgets and fewer science degrees awarded, America is increasingly no longer the leader in cutting-edge science.

The Large Hadron Collider cost around $8 billion. Although that sounds like a steep price tag, it's important to keep this figure in perspective. After all, during the Iraq War, the U.S. was typically spending $8 billion every month in that disastrous and unnecessary conflict.

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La particule sans Dieu - The godless particle

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The way the Higgs got the divine title is something of a joke in the world of physics. Originally, the story goes, they called it the "goddamn" particle because it was so freakin' hard to find. But then there was this book, written by Nobel Prize laureate physicist Leon Lederman. His publishers balked at the blasphemy. So the future bestseller was titled "The God Particle" -- and the public bit bigtime.

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Comment déterminer si un objet existe, sans le voir : Boson-spotter’s guide helps you decode the Higgs

Comment déterminer si un objet existe, sans le voir : Boson-spotter’s guide helps you decode the Higgs | Tout est relatant | Scoop.it
The elusive Higgs boson, or something very close, has finally been spotted at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. The next challenge is to pin down whether the new particle...
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Timberlake: Higgs boson, not in America

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Nationalism nowadays is generally an inadequate mentality. It estranges one nation from an ever globalizing world. A world that will need to work together to accomplish great things.But I need to admit, it was a bittersweet moment when I heard that CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Geneva discovered a Higgs boson like particle with nearly 100 percent accuracy on America's Independence Day.

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Doubts raised about certainty of Higgs-boson find

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IT's not the god particle. It's just a naughty little anomaly. Or so a group of doubting scientists would have us believe.

The claim comes barely a week after scientists from the world's most expensive experiment - the Large Hadron Collider - announced what they claim was the discovery of a "missing" particle that adds mass to matter (the Higgs-boson, or so-called "god" particle).

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