Wednesday, July 04, 2012

An idea realised

I guess most people would look at this little chart, shrug and get on with something more important in their lives, but don't be mislead by a simplicity of form it shows something absolutely fundamental to our existence. It shows the aggregated results from recent experiments at the large hadron collider and with a reasonable degree of certainty it shows a new discovery, a brand new particle a previously missing piece in the jigsaw of our understanding of our universe, the elusive Higgs Boson, a fundamental particle that causes mass (without which we wouldn't exist). If it's confirmed by further work this is big news and this little chart will probably end up in physics text books for many years to come, it might even give some bright person at some point in the future an insight or inspiration to think something remarkable and that thought may even lead human kind to some undiscovered country.

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