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Squish
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Mass of the Higgs Boson = 125.3 +/- 0.6 GeV at 4.9 standard deviations!!!

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Fascinating!

Now then...might I persuade you to dumbass that down for those of us whose finishing school curricula chiefly consisted of test patterns and thrice-monthly mule kick comas.

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Mana: 
Well, GeV means Gigaelectron volt, and standard deviation is how far the value is from the "accepted average" value.  4.9 standard deviations means that this mass value is less than 5 standard deviations away from the mean.

Hope that helps......

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Gigaelectron???? I KNEW it !!!!

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HUH???  :BigB:

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Standard deviation!!! just up my alley!

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How did you acquire an entire alley?


And Squish: could you kindly explain to me in dummy speak why the Large Hadron Collider hasn't swallowed us all whole yet?  I've been freely name dropping it in arguments and verbal confrontations for the past two years, and frankly it's making me look bad.

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Ok, Bilbo, here's the short answer to your query:

The Hadron Collider, in order to discover the existence and mass of a Higgs boson, has been shooting protons and anti-protons at each other at close to the speed of light for many years. 

Some folks thought that if you collide matter and anti-matter, they would cause such a huge implosion of energy that it would engulf the whole planet, if not even more than that.

While there is a great amount of energy released when these protons and anti-protons collide, it is certainly not enough to engulf/destroy anything important, not even the tube they're flying through. 

Thus, this is a case of the paranoid naysayers being simply WRONG.

So, unfortunately, any threats you've been making to morons (whom I'm sure deserved it) about the discovery of the mass of the Higgs putting an end to their stupidity through the instantaneous nonexistence of the entire planet now hold very little actual fear-value. 

You may need to find another obscure and scary scientific mystery to dangle over idiotic heads like the Sword of Damacles.  Try Dark Energy!  That shit's a hoot!!

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A particle petting zoo's worth of appreciation for the insights, birthday gal...

...but I was actually hoping for an explanation a bit more conducive with a Kansas board certified public school education. :shock:

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More on par with Kansas public education you say?  Ok, here goes....

The little tiny things went bonk without making everything else go boom!  Praise Jesus!


Too much?

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Aside from overlooking the obvious (i.e., the fact that's it's pronounced JAY-zuhs-AH!), I'd say you get a gold star for your effort.

...or I would, if they hadn't recalled gold stars for fear that someone might be deathly allergic to the little sticky stuff on the back end, or fail to pay heed to the 24-point bold fonted "DO NOT INGEST/KEEP OUT OF EYES OR OTHER MUCUS MEMBRANES" warning.

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jay-sus..yeah that's how I say it Bilbo shaddup..what I wouldn't do now for a/an ejumacation..crap Squish what are you? a scientist? how the hell can you explain and understand all that stuff? my head nearly exploded..and lemme tell you..I found Lexx nearly not so understandable, sometimes it nearly gave me a headache...shaddup Bilbo! the only thing that kept me from changing the channel was Kai..shaddaup Bilbo.

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I am in fact a scientist yes.  I actually teach science of all types to middle school and high school students. 

This coming January, my school is starting an Astronomy class that I'm literally writing from scratch.  The last couple of lessons are on quarks and the Higgs Boson.

Shaddup Bilbo!

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I simply love me some Squish!! you're gonna be my newest obsession..

shaddup Bilbo..shaddup..

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My ears are burning, is someone talking about me? Haha

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OH GOD, ITS EARS ARE BURNING!  THAT MEANS IT'S POWERING UP!!!

STEP LIVELY NOW PEOPLE.  THIS!  IS!  IT!!!

IF WE HURRY WE CAN ALL GET SOME QUALITY PILLAGING TIME IN AND STILL REPENT BEFORE THE END COMES!!!

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um Bilbo honey..you can get some cream for that burning..as for the pillaging...

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If that cream comes in iced or donut form, then I'm willing to listen to reason.  Otherwise, it's back to the torches.  They don't judge, and they always listen to my stories, no matter how many times I say, "Now stop me if ya've heard this one..."

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I'm not stopping you Bilbo67. Come on tell us more about Mr. Peter Higgs and the elusive Boson, which they continue to searching for.

A good story, is always worth repeating, and a new story is always, a welcome from you.

But folks, remember we are a type 13 planet, and capable of imploding to the size of a pea with or without a collider, at any time.

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Hey Cat1946,

Have you read this entire thread from the beginning, or at least from a few months ago?  Humans have actually discovered proof of the Higgs boson and determined its mass.  There's all sorts of info on the interweb if ya don't believe me and wanna look it up.

Squish

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Mana: 
Sorry! They found a partical. The question is have scientist found the Higgs Boson?
The physicists have not confirmed this as of this time.

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Mana: 
The Higgs boson IS a particle, defined by a particular mass.  It is the singular unit making up the Higgs field.

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Mana: 
It's true that some internet sources claim we've found something but are not yet sure if it's the Higgs.  Others say that it's the Higgs for sure.  Some even say that we've accidentally found TWO Higgs bosons!!

The point is, looking at the credibility of those websites, the ones that are truly scientific in nature all agree that it has been discovered.

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Mana: 
When Kai is laying on the ground in front of the accelerator and laughing his life away anyone notice that the determined mass of the Higgs Boson is wrong?

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Mana: 
This is why Kai was laughing so hard. He knew all along what the correct mass was; knowledge inherited through HDS and passed down through the Grand Viziers who'd not only safely calculated it (strictly through modeling) but also proven how such an experiment would cause the immediate destruction of the surrounding environs.

We, on the other hand, have met our own great fate as we now are compressed into the size of a pea. Crowded in here, isn't it?

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It is very crowded.

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Be_You_ wrote: We, on the other hand, have met our own great fate as we now are compressed into the size of a pea. Crowded in here, isn't it?
blakartz wrote: It is very crowded.
And I have to pea.



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