Higgs particle http://kplu.org en Video: 'We've got the Higgs,' UW and CERN scientist declares http://kplu.org/post/video-weve-got-higgs-uw-and-cern-scientist-declares <p>In this video, shot just after results of the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN were announced, University of Washington physics scientist Gordon Watts declares &ndash; &quot;We&#39;ve got the Higgs.&quot;</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6enNgPrYlTA</p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 10:24:29 +0000 Jake Ellison 5498 at http://kplu.org Video: 'We've got the Higgs,' UW and CERN scientist declares CERN finds Higgs-like (God) particle; UW scientists, up late, celebrate discovery http://kplu.org/post/cern-finds-higgs-god-particle-uw-scientists-late-celebrate-discovery <p>A University of Washington physics professor with connection to the experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider said a Higgs-like particle has been discovered.</p><p>&quot;We have discovered something ... and quite frankly I can&#39;t see how it can be anything other than the Higgs but&nbsp; we need scientific proof to close that door,&quot; said Gordon Watts, a physics professor at UW, at a tavern-based seminar tonight in lower Queen Anne with nearly 150 colleagues and science aficionados. &quot;We just do not have the data yet to determine what the flavor of Higgs it is that we see.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;I am positive. My gut tells me that is what this is.&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 07:01:06 +0000 Jake Ellison 5497 at http://kplu.org CERN finds Higgs-like (God) particle; UW scientists, up late, celebrate discovery 'Strong indication of Higgs (God) particle' found, scientists report http://kplu.org/post/strong-indication-higgs-god-particle-found-scientists-report <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.6em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helevtica,arial,univers,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://www.fnal.gov/pub/presspass/press_releases/2012/Higgs-Tevatron-20120702.html">(Press release from Fermilab)</a></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.6em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helevtica, arial, univers, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">After more than 10 years of gathering and analyzing data produced by the U.S. Department of Energy&rsquo;s Tevatron collider, scientists from the CDF and DZero collaborations have found their strongest indication to date for the long-sought Higgs particle. Squeezing the last bit of information out of 500 trillion collisions produced by the Tevatron for each experiment since March 2001, the final analysis of the data does not settle the question of whether the Higgs particle exists, but gets closer to an answer.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.6em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helevtica,arial,univers,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The Tevatron scientists unveiled their latest results on July 2, two days before the highly anticipated announcement of the latest Higgs-search results from the Large Hadron Collider in Europe.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.6em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helevtica,arial,univers,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 05:52:21 +0000 Jake Ellison 5478 at http://kplu.org 'Strong indication of Higgs (God) particle' found, scientists report Is the hunt for the 'God Particle' finally over? http://kplu.org/post/hunt-god-particle-finally-over Before we get to the fireworks on the Fourth of July, we might see some pyrotechnics from a giant physics experiment near Geneva, Switzerland.<p>Scientists there are planning to gather that morning to hear the latest about the decades-long search for a subatomic particle that could help explain why objects in our universe actually weigh anything.<p>The buzz is that they're closing in on the elusive Higgs particle. That would be a major milestone in the quest to understand the most basic nature of the universe.<p>King Arthur had his quest for the Holy Grail. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:54:46 +0000 Richard Harris 5467 at http://kplu.org Is the hunt for the 'God Particle' finally over?