Tag Archives: Higgs

Is there any such thing as “nothing”?

That’s a question I got on twitter just now after the Feynman gig from @elainepixie. I said (broken down into 140 character chunks): One definition of “nothing” is “vacuum”, by which physicists mean “lowest energy state”. That exists. But in … Continue reading

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Should we change the Higgs boson’s name?

I wrote this piece on the blog about Higgs boson naming, and was then asked to write something for g2. This appeared on the web here (not in the usual Life & Physics slot, hence this post so I can … Continue reading

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Why does the Higgs decay?

Higgs bosons might be being produced at CERN right now, but we can’t keep them. Lily Asquith explains… here.

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Told you so…

At The Guardian.

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Rumours of the Higgs at ATLAS

At The Guardian.

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Having the Higgs in the room

Also at The Guardian It is a beautiful thing that Peter Higgs did. He took a very complicated description of reality that explained some things so well it could not be ignored, and utterly failed to explain other things, things … Continue reading

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Putting the Higgs Boson in its place

At The Guardian.

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Blogging the Big Bang

Flying penguins vs plastic balls at the ExCel Centre. Justin Evans, a researcher at UCL, tells the tale… At The Guardian.

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Tevatron: end of an amazing era

Posted on The Guardian, 10/1/2011.

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One Year On

Posted on The Guardian, 2/1/2010.

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