Physics

If I am alive, I probably owe it to my current very good physical shape.

That does not mean I narrowly escaped a certain death; rather, it means that if I had been slower there are good chances I would have got hit by lightning, under arduous conditions, at 4300 meters of altitude.

This is the fifth and final part of Chapter 3 of the book "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab". (the beginning of the chapter was omitted since it described a different story). The chapter recounts the pioneering measurement of the Z mass by the CDF detector, and the competition with SLAC during the summer of 1989.  The title of the post is the same as the one of chapter 3, and it refers to the way some SLAC physicists called their Fermilab colleagues, whose hadron collider was to their eyes obviously inferior to the electron-positron linear collider.

Abstract

In the eighteenth century, scientists discovered the ingredients of basic quantum field theory.

This is the fourth part of Chapter 3 of the book "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab". The chapter recounts the pioneering measurement of the Z mass by the CDF detector, and the competition with SLAC during the summer of 1989. The title of the post is the same as the one of chapter 3, and it refers to the way some SLAC physicists called their Fermilab colleagues, whose hadron collider was to their eyes obviously inferior to the electron-positron linear collider.
This is the third part of Chapter 3 of the book "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab". The chapter recounts the pioneering measurement of the Z mass by the CDF detector, and the competition with SLAC during the summer of 1989. The title of the post is the same as the one of chapter 3, and it refers to the way some SLAC physicists called their Fermilab colleagues, whose hadron collider was to their eyes obviously inferior to the electron-positron linear collider.
I have recently been reproached, by colleagues who are members of the competing ATLAS experiment, of misusing the word "see" in this blog, in the context of searches for physics signals. That was because I reported that CMS recently produced a very nice result where we measure the rate of H->bb decays in events where the Higgs boson recoils against a energetic jet; that signal is not statistically significant, so they could argue that CMS did not "see" anything, as I wrote in the blog title. 
The complex phase of a quaternion becomes apparent when a (complex) plane is put through its real axis and its imaginary part. In multiplication, quaternions do not commute. Thus, in general a b / a b.

The Hilbert Book Model contains a base model that is constructed from a quaternionic infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space and its unique non-separable companion that embeds its separable partner. The quaternionic number system exists in many versions that differ in the way that they are ordered. Cartesian and polar coordinate systems can define these orderings and let these versions act as parameter spaces. These parameter spaces can be represented by eigenspaces of special reference operators that reside in the separable Hilbert space. The operators connect the countable eigenvalues with an orthonormal base of eigenvectors. This procedure only applies the rational members of the number system.

With respect to the visual perception, the human optic tract closely resembles the visual tract of all vertebrates.

The Hilbert Book Model impersonates a creator (HBM). At the instant of the creation, the HBM stores all dynamic geometric data of his creatures in a read-only repository that consists of a combination of an infinite dimensional separable quaternionic Hilbert space and its unique non-separable companion that embeds its separable partner. The storage applies quaternionic eigenvalues of operators.