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Higgs wins the Nobel in Physics

Postby nutria » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:26 pm

Peter Higgs and Francois Englert win the prize for their work on the Higgs boson. This one is of particular personal interest for me, having done some work on this topic.
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Re: Higgs wins the Nobel in Physics

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:34 pm

nutria wrote:This one is of particular personal interest for me, having done some work on this topic.


One might say this one


matters?
Last edited by Francis Di Domizio on Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:57 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Higgs wins the Nobel in Physics

Postby Mean Scenester » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:46 pm

Francis Di Domizio wrote:On might say this one


matters?

Syntax?
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Re: Higgs wins the Nobel in Physics

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:58 pm

typo fixed
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Re: Higgs wins the Nobel in Physics

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:32 pm

I would like to acknowledge the accomplishment of the Nobel prize winners and all the researchers who finally made this discovery possible. I would also like to acknowledge nutria for providing a link that doesn't contain a single reference to "the God particle" (screw you, Lederman.)

And now, let's see what the good folks at Fake Science have to say about the Higgs boson:
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Re: Higgs wins the Nobel in Physics

Postby nutria » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:36 pm

Francis Di Domizio wrote:One might say this one


matters?


You know what, FDD? I think you and I are going to get along fine.
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Re: Higgs wins the Nobel in Physics

Postby nutria » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:37 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:...I would also like to acknowledge nutria for providing a link that doesn't contain a single reference to "the God particle"...


Heh. I intentionally checked this before posting. Not surprisingly, the BBC was a better source than CNN.
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Re: Higgs wins the Nobel in Physics

Postby gozer » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:41 pm

he had some association with the massive hard-on collider if memory serves correctly. the people who actually designed the machine must therefore be up for the nobel prize in medicine & physiology. it is the logical followup to the people who invented viagra getting it.
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Re: Higgs wins the Nobel in Physics

Postby city2countrygal » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:56 pm

I like Wags, but...

{Love is metaphysical gravity}

Ever Rethinking "The Lord’s Prayer" [AKA ???]
July 12, 1979

To be satisfactory to science
all definitions
must be stated
in terms of experience

I define Universe as
all of humanity’s
in-all-known-time
consciously apprehended
and communicated (to self or others)
experiences.

In using the word, God,
I am consciously employing
four clearly differentiated
from one another
experience-engendered thoughts.

Firstly I mean: —

Those experience-engendered thoughts
which are predicted upon past successions
of unexpected, human discoveries
of mathematically incisive,
physically demonstrable answers
to what theretofore had been misassumed
to be forever unanswerable
cosmic magnitude questions
wherefore I now assume it to be
scientifically manifest,
and therefore experientially reasonable that

scientifically explainable answers
may and probably will
eventually be given
to all questions
as engendered in all human thoughts
by the sum total
of all human experiences;
wherefore my first meaning for God is: —

all the experientially explained
or explainable answers
to all questions
of all time —

Secondly I mean: —
The individual’s memory
of many surprising moments
of dawning comprehensions
of an interrelated significance
to be existent
amongst a number
of what had previously seemed to be
entirely uninterrelated experiences
all of which remembered experiences
engender the reasonable assumption
of the possible existence
of a total comprehension
of the integrated significance —
the meaning —
of all experiences.

Thirdly, I mean: —
the only intellectually discoverable
a priori, intellectual integrity
indisputably manifest as
the only mathematically statable
family
of generalized principles —
cosmic laws —
thus far discovered and codified
and ever physically redemonstrable
by scientists
to be not only unfailingly operative
but to be in eternal
omni-interconsiderate,
omni-interaccommodative governance
of the complex
of everyday, naked-eye experiences
as well as of the multi-millions-fold greater range
of only instrumentally explored
infra- and ultra-tunable
micro and macro-Universe events.

Fourthly, I mean: —
All the mystery inherent
in all human experience,
which as a lifetime ratioed to eternity,
is individually limited
to almost negligible
twixt sleepings, glimpses
of only a few local episodes
of one of the infinite myriads
of concurrently and overlappingly operative
sum-totally never-ending
cosmic scenario serials

With these four meanings I now directly address God.

“Our God —
Since omni-experience is your identity
You have given us
overwhelming manifest: —
of Your complete knowledge
of Your complete comprehension
of Your complete concern
of Your complete coordination
of Your complete responsibility
of Your complete capability to cope
in absolute wisdom and effectiveness
with all problems and events
and of Your eternally unfailing reliability
so to do

Yours, Dear God,
is the only and complete glory.

By Glory I mean
the synergetic totality
of all physical and metaphysical radiation
and of all physical and metaphysical gravity
of finite
but nonunitarily conceptual
scenario Universe
in whose synergetic totality
the a priori energy potential
of both radiation and gravity
are initially equal
but whose respective
behavioral patterns are such
that radiation’s entropic, redundant disintegratings
is always less effective
than gravity’s nonredundant
syntropic integrating

Radiation is plural and differentiable,
radiation is focusable, beamable, and self-sinusing,
it is interceptible, separatist, and biasable —
ergo, has shadowed voids and vulnerabilities;

Gravity is unit and undifferentiable
Gravity is comprehensive
inclusively embracing and permeative
is nonfocusable and shadowless,
and is omni-integrative
all of which characteristics of love.
Love is metaphysical gravity.

You, Dear God,
are the totally loving intellect
ever designing
and ever daring to test
and thereby irrefutably proving
to the uncompromising satisfaction
of Your own comprehensive and incisive
knowledge of the absolute truth
that Your generalized principles
adequately accommodate any and all
special case developments,
involvements, and side effects;
wherefore Your absolutely courageous

omnirigorous and ruthless self-testing
alone can and does absolutely guarantee
total conservation
of the integrity
of eternally regenerative Universe

Your eternally regenerative scenario Universe
is the minimum complex
of totally intercomplementary
totally intertransforming
nonsimultaneous, differently frequenced
and differently enduring
feedback closures
of a finite
but nonunitarily
nonsimultaneously conceptual system
in which naught is created
and naught is lost
and all occurs
in optimum efficiency.

Total accountability and total feedback
constitute the minimum and only
perpetual motion system.
Universe is the one and only
eternally regenerative system.

To accomplish Your regenerative integrity
You give Yourself the responsibility
of eternal, absolutely continuous,
tirelessly vigilant wisdom.

Wherefore we have absolute faith and trust in You,
and we worship You
awe-inspiredly,
all-thankfully,
rejoicingly,
lovingly,
Amen.

R. Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path, 1981

Happy International Day of the Girl!

Love,
Friday

PS RIP Deuces Peterson
PPS So Sorry Maeve: (Tl;Dr)
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