Before it stopped colliding for good, America's defunct Tevatron collider saw a hint of the elusive Higgs boson, physicists announced Wednesday. Even more interesting: Scientists spotted something unusual in the same energy range where their European colleagues glimpsed something unusual at the Large Hadron Collider last winter.
Looking through nearly a decade of particle collision data, Tevatron researchers reported an excess of events, which is physics parlance for a promising sign of a new particle, that could be caused by a Higgs boson. The mass of this particle would be between 117 and 131 GeV. Last winter, LHC scientists reported seeing excesses in the range of 124 to 125 GeV. The Tevatron finding had a statistical significance of 2.6 sigma, which is not enough to say it's really there, but enough to keep looking.
If they had gotten more funding, Tevatron scientists could have done that, and may have found the Higgs first, scientists told Nature News.
In December, two separate CERN teams reported signals with standard deviations of 3.6 sigma and 2.6 sigma, and in February, the CMS and ATLAS experiments again announced some promising signals. Those numbers were revised down today at the same Italian conference where the Tevatron numbers were announced. Generally, a 5 sigma confidence would be considered a true discovery.
The hunt for the Higgs boson is one of the most complicated and crucial quests in all of science. The particle is thought to endow other particles with mass, and could help explain why the universe is made of something rather than nothing. Physicists don't even agree on what it will look like, but most seem pretty confident that the LHC will find it later this year. Nature News has the full rundown.
America's losing it's edge. We need to fix the education system & fund science before we stop being a major player in any field of science. The best, most powerful rocket, or space vehicle sent beyond low earth orbit was the Saturn V rocket. In the 1960. With Newtonian physics and slide rules.
-Spouting a fountain of nonsense since 1995-
^Arts too. All around everything (studies show that students taking some sort of art, music, etc. course perform better in the sciences, regardless of how good they are in the art courses).
man i'm sick and tired of this "hints of this and that" everytime its like the same news every single time stop posting up something until there's actually a breakthrough goddammit!!!!
This Particle testing thing is a dead end. It has been going on for decades and the only thing we get to see are 'bumps' on a statistical graph. No deeper insights, only smaller lumps breaking of from some other mega tiny lumps. The only fancy thing are the machines that get to be more powerful and the detectors that grow and grow. Think about how Electricity, Chemistry and QuantumMechanics changed the world, this elementary particles collision thing has given us nothing since the 70's, there is no energy coming out of it, we're only putting energy into it. One of the things we are looking for is the predicted Higgs-boson, but we have to scan the whole spectrum to find it, how much of a prediction is that?
The safety reports compare these in-lab collisions to cosmic rays that happen in our atmosphere, but frequencies & densities are about a billion times higher in the accelerators than in nature and the longer we don't find anything the more intense these nuclear tests become, ignoring an honest comparison to what is safe. Let's say we are hoping to find a new form of energy, a spark so to say, are we just going to get a spike lighting up on the monitor? What if that newly discovered spark causes a reaction in the Vacuum which has an impedance of 376.7 Ohms, or should we talk about Dark Matter, or the Higgs-field perhaps … who or what will stop such a chain-reaction, the fire department? Yes, I would like to travel on a space ship with warp-speed to a far away galaxy, but wouldn't we have had visitors from other planets sharing their knowledge with us if this would be possible, considering how many stars there are, and the life span of the Universe. Each time we discovered and conquered a new place here on earth we didn't hide ourselves, don't think others would be any different. Anyway, the only thing we see when we look into space are lots of different types of Supernovae, exploding stars so to say, doesn't that ring a bell.
The Kasner solution for the flat anisotropic model (1921) described within the General Theory of Relativity is the common platform for the Everlasting Theory, Quantum Gravity, Reformulated Standard Model and the reformulated string/M theory. The generalized Kasner solution described within the Everlasting Theory leads to the atom-like structure of baryons. This theory shows that the mass of a region in the Einstein spacetime which overlaps with an electromagnetic bound energy is 40,363 times higher than the electromagnetic bound energy. The atom-like structure of baryons shows that the electromagnetic energy-distance between the charged and uncharged core of baryons is 3.097 MeV. This means that this electromagnetic energy (i.e. massless) overlaps with region in the Einstein spacetime which mass is 3.097 MeV*40,363 = 125 GeV. This means that such energy, due to the new electroweak theory described within the Everlasting Theory, can transform the massless electromagnetic energy 3.097 MeV into a Higgs boson carrying mass 125 GeV. But such transformation is not the Higgs mechanism. Such transformation is due to the flows in the Einstein spacetime which has mass density not equal to zero. Massless particles acquire their masses due to the flows, not due to a mechanism which physically transforms a massless energy into mass. The inertial mass (i.e. the volumes of the pieces of space) is the more fundamental physical quantity than the massless energy. The massless energies (i.e. the photons, gluons, phonons, and so on) are the rotational energies of the Einstein spacetime components i.e. the neutrino-antineutrino pairs.
The Higgs mechanism is not in existence whereas there are in existence energies, which we can refer to as Higgs bosons (for example, the 125 GeV or about 17 TeV) which due to the flows in the Einstein spacetime can transform the regions of the Einstein spacetime which overlap with the massless electromagnetic energies into short-lived Higgs bosons. Such mechanism differs very much from the Higgs mechanism in which massless energy is physically transformed into mass. The inertial masses/volumes (i.e. the pieces of space) and their motions are the two attributes of spacetime.
Please go on and expand upon what you are say, sir.
You can find the Everlasting Theory in two places in Internet, for example, on my website. Thank you very much for interest.
The great physicist Roger Penrose claims that the GR is correct and that we must modify the Quantum Physics. The Kasner solution for the flat anisotropic model is the tangent point for a few theories. There appear the characteristic numbers 0, 1/3, 2/3 and 1 that lead to the tori described within the Everlasting Theory which define the charges i.e. the gravitational-cosmological charge, weak charge, electric and strong. The Everlasting Theory leads to conclusion that the ground state of the Einstein spacetime consists of the non-rotating-spin neutrino-antineutrino pairs. It is very difficult to detect such spacetime. Mass density of such spacetime is much higher than the visible matter so the spacetime plus visible mass behave as flat field i.e. the same as it is in the flat anisotropic model. The new theory of electroweak interactions shows that due to the weak interactions there appears the anisotropy of the field but symmetry of the Einstein spacetime is broken only insignificantly. This leads to the Kasner solution.
The tori (the Kasner solution) show how we must modify the Quantum Physics to obtain theory without singularities and infinities.
It is my belief and actual feeling 'time is relative'. I do not have your mathematical awareness to confirm my feeling or even understand all of what you said above, but as I read I think we agree that 'time is relative'.
On some days, I can actually feel a variance in time. For me it is most notable at sunrise and when we have a full moon in the west. I suspect it has to do with how gravities of the sun, earth and moon are at the strongest difference for me.
Example, I have been driving to the same job for over 8 years now. I am consistent in my speed. I leave my home at the same time, but on the days when the full moon is on the west, I get to work 15 minutes later. There are other actual days time varies for me too. Of course I cannot always see where the moon is in relationship with the sun and earth. Perhaps our solar system planets come into play too. Those days, the varience is a little smaller.
Side note, I can pretty much get away with being late 45 minutes any day and it does not matter. It is just a few of us that work together and we support each other goals and accomplishing our goals is most important. I do not need to make up an excuse for being late to work.
Now being biological and they say the moon plays part of the biological system may come into play for my perception of things. Still, I drive to work the same distance and do the same speed and on those few days, I am late 15 minutes. Strangely the feeling of those days is just longer than normal.
Another side note. I am a guy and I do not think hormones are part of this perception on my part too.
So my conclusion is the gravities and how they pull on us humans changes the density of time for us. And I say time has a density in the fact that it is influence by gravity. If it actually has a density, I do not know, only that it is being influence by gravity. Strangely, I feel it is wrong to call time a type of mass; density just seems more correct.
Amun-Ra. You say: "Example, I have been driving to the same job for over 8 years now. I am consistent in my speed. I leave my home at the same time, but on the days when the full moon is on the west, I get to work 15 minutes later.".
So I guess you drive east or at least not straight west. Now, have you noticed that, appart from getting late to work, does your fuel consumption also go up? And what happens when the moon is on the horizon to the west when going back home, do you get there earlier? And does the fuel consumption compensate?