boson boson

Definition(s):

  • (n) any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle; all nuclei with an even mass number are bosons

Usage(s):

  1. The Higgs boson is nothing less than the missing link in the standard model of particle physics, the theory of how the universe works at the subnuclear level.
  2. If we'd spent all that energy on particle physics instead, we would have found the Higgs boson by now.
  3. What physicists think they'll see is a long-sought particle called the Higgs boson.

News

  1. Exclusive Video: Marvel at the Large Hadron Collider In Clip From Sheffield Doc/Fest Doc 'Particle Fever'

    The Sheffield Doc/Fest is hosting the World Premiere of Mark Levinson's new film "Particle Fever," edited by Walter Murch ("Apocalypse Now"). The film follows six international scientists as they work on the most expensive science experiment in history.  They're looking to recreate the creation of the universe, to find the Higgs boson, the "God" particle. So what does the machine that is set up ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: indieWIRE

  2. New 19-mile-long International Linear Collider will investigate the Higgs boson, dark energy, multiple dimensions

    The new 31-kilometer (19.2 mi) International Linear Collider (ILC) is finally ready for construction, according to CERN and the Linear Collider Collaboration. The ILC will initially augment the LHC's attempt to identify and characterize the Higgs boson, but in the future it could investigate new areas such as supersymmetry, dark matter and energy, and superstring theory, significantly advancing ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ExtremeTech

  3. Higgs explained tonight by popular cosmologist Sean Carroll

    The Higgs boson. The so-called “God particle.” Or, as popular cosmologist Sean Carroll dubs it: The Particle at the End of the Universe. If last summer’s announcement that physicists had discovered the final piece of the particle puzzle left you puzzled yourself, an event tonight at Fermilab may well unravel the mystery. Carroll, author of the recent book, “The Particle at the End of the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Beacon News

Quotes

  1. "It all happens so fast that the appearance of the boson may be hidden in the data collected, and it could take a long time for the analysis to find it," said Higgs. "I may have to keep the champagne on ice for a while yet."
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Peter Higgs Source: Scientific American

  2. In his book Lederman explains, "This (Higgs) boson is so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our final understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive, that I have given it a nickname: the God Particle."
    on Aug 5, 2009 By: Leon Lederman Source: Kitsap Sun

  3. "Succeeding in isolating single top quarks is a sign that the community is up to the Herculean task of finding the Higgs boson," Gross says.
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: David J Gross Source: Science News

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