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    Hank's picture
    Joined: Oct 28 2006
    More than a year ago, scientists found the Higgs boson, and this morning, two physicists who 50 years ago theorized the existence of this particle got the Nobel, the highest prize in science.

    For all the excitement the award has already generated, finding the Higgs — arguably the most important discovery in more than a generation — has left physicists without a clear roadmap of where to go next. While popular articles often describe how the Higgs might help theorists investigating the weird worlds of string theory, multiple universes, or supersymmetry, the truth is that evidence for these ideas is scant to nonexistent.

    No one is sure which of these models, if any, will eventually describe reality. The Standard Model is supposed to account for all known particles and their interactions, but scientists know that it’s incomplete.

    Higgs Boson Gets Nobel Prize, But Physicists Still Don’t Know What It Means By Adam Mann, Wired


    Zoran S. D.'s picture
    Joined: Jan 14 2014
    "There are two kinds of geniuses: the 'ordinary' and the 'magicians'. An ordinary genius is a fellow whom you and I would be just as good as, if we were only many times better. There is no mystery as to how his mind works. Once we understand what they've done, we feel certain that we, too, could have done it. It is different with the magicians. Even after we understand what they have done, it is completely dark. Richard Feynman is a magician of the highest calibre." Mark Kac (
    „Hell, if I could explain it to the average person, it wouldn't have been worth the Nobel prize.“

    Actual fundamental physics is the mysticism of the worst kind.

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