is a free, downloadable
zombie film set entirely at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN
. [more inside]
What began with one man in a patent office and the insight that mass and energy are the same has culminated at the largest particle collider ever built, employing 2400 full-time employees and 10,000 visiting scientists: CERN
has announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, a major vindication for the Standard Model of particle physics. [more inside]
What does a Higgsless universe mean for science?
The Higgs Boson
is quite important to the standard model of physics. If it exists, it plays a major role in explaining how particles acquire mass. There’s a distinct possibility that the Higgs Boson may not even exist. Stephen Hawking made a famous bet
that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
wouldn't find it. So far both the LHC and Tevatron
, another massive particle accelerators have both searched much of the energy ranges we expected to find the Higgs with no luck
. So, then, what does it mean if we don’t find the Higgs at all?
The CDF collaboration at Fermilab is set to announce evidence for non-Standard Model physics today.
The experiment at the Tevatron particle collider has released a paper on the Arxiv
stating it has found evidence for a potential new particle that isn't
the Higgs boson. A live stream announcing the results
will begin at 4pm Central time (21:00 GMT). [more inside]