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1 Sentence Science Summaries: LHC Double Peak Edition

Credit: Hubble Science Team The last couple of weeks have been kind of quiet with regards to actual groundbreaking physics and astrophysics news. Still, there are a few things to relate before next week’s scheduled end of the world. In … Continue reading

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Why is the Higgs Mechanism so complicated?

Credit: Nature Physics I’ve done a fair amount of writing describing the discovery of the Higgs, why it’s important, and (a pet peeve of mine) why you should under no circumstances call it “The God Particle.” The Higgs is now … Continue reading

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Day 6 Interview

Howdy y’all! This certainly was an exciting week, what with the official Higgs announcement and all. There was also a lot of excitement (more that 75k hits!) from my io9 article pleading with you not to call it the “god … Continue reading

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They Found It!

Results from the CMS Experiment. Curve shows probability of a detection being found by chance. Results from the ATLAS Experiment. This isn’t going to be a long post, because I think you knew what was coming. Earlier this morning, both … Continue reading

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Ask a Physicist: Stop Calling it the "God Particle."

Today, in likely anticipation of tomorrow’s Higgs announcement, I hike up my pants high and demand that people stop referring to the Higgs as the “God Particle.” Also, to bring back MacGyver. In case you missed it: Stop Calling it … Continue reading

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Reverend Bayes helps us understand the Higgs

I was listening to Tim Harford’s More or Less podcast last week in the wake of all of the excitement over the possible detection of the Higgs boson. More or Less is a show all about statistical abuses in the … Continue reading

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Ask a Physicist: Did they really find the Higgs?

My latest column is up on io9. Yesterday, I asked for questions related to the possible early detections of the Higgs, and today I’ve collected the most popular questions in one place. I’m sure there will lots of good discussion … Continue reading

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Higgs!

I’m sure most of you have already seen the announcement. The LHC announced some preliminary results regarding the Higgs Boson this morning. Here’s the upshot: Both the ATLAS and CMS experiments (which are ostensibly independent) see something consistent with a … Continue reading

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