Here’s a linkdown smackdown to give you some background, explainers, looks inside the facilities, and what today’s announcements from CERN mean and what they don’t mean:
What the f**k is a Higgs Boson?
- A collection of one-page, simplified explanations of the theoretical Higgs Boson
Theoretical physicist Matt Strassler is at CERN this week, and he has a huge list of background on the Higgs, why it’s important, and what he thinks is going to happen tomorrow.
Send reporters here for context and education.
Shortly after noon today, a Virginia Tech police officer stopped a vehicle on campus during a routine traffic stop in the Coliseum parking lot near McComas Hall
During the traffic stop. the officer was shot and killed. There were witnesses to this…
I think everyone should read that before they start freaking out over this
New tests at the European science facility CERN yet again confirm the results of their prior experiment which showed faster-than-light particles, reports the BBC and The Washington Post. Back in September, CERN scientists clocked neutrinos — funky, ghostly particles that pass through every square inch of Earth billions of times a second — at 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light. Sixty nanoseconds was all that was needed to confound living physicists by calling into question of the linchpins of modern physics: the Einstein’s theory of relativity, which stipulates that nothing can travel faster than light. Read more.