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Physicists hope that the "new physics" will provide a more straightforward explanation for the characteristics of the Higgs boson than that derived from the current Standard Model. This new physics is sorely needed to find solutions to a series of yet unresolved problems, as presently only the visible universe is explained, which constitutes just four percent of total matter. "The Standard Model has no explanation for the so-called dark matter, so it does not describe the entire universe – there is a lot that remains to be understood," says Dr. Volker Büscher of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU).

The mystery of the origin of matter seems to have been solved. At the middle of last week, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, announced the discovery of a new particle that could be the long sought-after Higgs boson. The particle has a mass of about 126 gigaelectron volts (GeV), roughly that of 126 protons.

"Almost half a century has passed since the existence of the Higgs boson was first postulated and now it seems that we at last have the evidence we have been looking for. What we have found perfectly fits the predicted parameters of the Higgs boson," says Büscher. The Higgs boson is important to our current fundamental theory of physics as it explains why the elementary building blocks of matter have a mass at all. Initial indications that the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) were going to lead to a breakthrough were documented in December 2011. "We have since corroborated the recorded signal, and the new data demonstrate with a high level of significance the presence of a Higgs-like particle in the region we expected," explains Büscher.

The new evidence comes from an enormously large volume of data that has been more than doubled since December 2011. According to CERN, the LHC collected more data in the months between April and June 2012 than in the whole of 2011. In addition, the efficiency has been improved to such an extent that it is now much easier to filter out Higgs-like events from the several hundred million particle collisions that occur every second.

The data analyzed by the ATLAS detector, to which the Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics (ETAP) working group in Mainz made a significant contribution, found an excess of Higgs-like particles in all of the final states studied. "The rapid and yet careful analysis of the new data required a strong commitment over the recent weeks and months, and so we are especially proud to be able to announce such an exciting finding," says Dr. Christian Schmitt of the ETAP working group.

At the same time, the second large particle detector of the LHC, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), recorded events consistent with those of ATLAS and which matched precisely the footprint of the postulated Higgs boson. "We have been working towards this moment for years and are amazed that the LHC and its experiments have produced such results in only two and a half years after the first proton-proton collision," states Professor Dr. Stefan Tapprogge of the ETAP working group.

The existence of the Higgs boson was predicted in 1964 and it is named after the British physicist Peter Higgs. It is the last piece of the puzzle that has been missing from the Standard Model of physics and its function is to give other elementary particles their mass. According to the theory, the so-called Higgs field extends throughout the entire universe. The mass of individual elementary particles is determined by the extent to which they interact with the Higgs bosons.

"The discovery of the Higgs boson represents a milestone in the exploration of the fundamental interactions of elementary particles," states Professor Dr. Matthias Neubert, Professor for Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics and spokesman for the Cluster of Excellence PRISMA at JGU.

On the one hand, the Higgs particle is the last component missing from the Standard Model of particle physics. On the other hand, physicists are struggling to understand the detected mass of the Higgs boson. "Using our theory as it currently stands, the mass of the Higgs boson can only be explained as the result of a random fine-tuning of the physical constants of the universe at a level of accuracy of one in one quadrillion," explains Neubert.*

More on the subject:

"Higgs Boson Will Unlock Great Mysteries of the Universe" --Era of New Physics Looming

The Daily Galaxy via Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU).

Comments

the "missing 96%" reminds me of the canard that we only use 10% of our brainpower ... wrong on both counts - nature doesn't waste, we're using all of that brainpower it just has a System Idle Process like your computer and the Universe is 100% there - we just can't see it all

It's all made up. 96%, 99.9999%... It doesn't matter because how can you say how much of UNDETECTABLE stuff is actually missing?

"The mystery of the origin of matter seems to have been solved."

That's an awfully big statement to be made if you don't bring the word God into the calculation.

The origin of matter has been solved? Put all your theories together and then ask, where did that come from?

The objective should be to understand both the visible and dark stuff that in totality constitutes the universe. The primordial matter gave rise to both these components. You can not claim worthwhile success by understanding the origin of just 4 % of total matter that consists of baryons! The non-baryonic nature of dark matter along with repulsive nature between dark and visible matter as far as 'gravitational' interaction is concerned are too serious to be left out of any comprehension!

10 i = i + 1

20 PRINT i

30 IF i > 100000 THEN i = 0: GOTO 10

40 IF INKEY$ = "" THEN 10

50 PRINT "Bible, Line:", i

Line 63971

http://www.losethos.com/files/BIBLE.TXT

God says:

hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and
fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among
you.

25:28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to
drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye
shall certainly drink.

25:29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my
name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished:
for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth,
saith the LORD of hosts.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+14&version=NIV

That last one meant physicists would be "drunk" as in confused.

Interpretation is the hard part. Before using the program, be sure to do an offering. Cain and Abel is the most important Bible story. The purpose of life is to know God, love God and obey God.

God says...
Line 28247

15:13 And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the
men of Israel are after Absalom.

15:14 And David said unto all his servants that were with him at
Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from
Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring
evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.

15:15 And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants
are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.

15:16 And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And
the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.

15:17 And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and
tarried in a place that was far off.

"he result of a random fine-tuning of the physical constants of the universe"

Does anyone else.. see the obvious oxymoron..

"Random fine-tuning"

If something is fine-tuned.. there is a fine-tuner..

Someone doing the fine-tuning.


"he result of a random fine-tuning of the physical constants of the universe"

Does anyone else.. see the obvious oxymoron..

"Random fine-tuning"

If something is fine-tuned.. there is a fine-tuner..

Someone doing the fine-tuning.


God, do You tweak the Universe?

God says...
house? As the word went out of king's mouth, they covered Haman's
face.

7:9 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king,
Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for
Mordecai, who spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of
Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.

7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for
Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

8:1 On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the
Jews' enemy unto Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king;
for Esther had told what he was unto her.

There are thousands of scientists working on this stuff with untold billions of dollars of resources and this is what they give us. Is it just me or does anybody else smells another Manhattan project?

Roman, we can detect dark matter through gravity, which is how we know it's there.

How do they know how much dark matter is there ?
- Imagine they put your brain on a balance and it says 3kg...

- assume one can see that 0,2kg is you knowledge, cause every one simply see what you know,
- 0,3 kg would be love cause we can feel your love for your family and friends
- and there would be some more 0,5kg mather for you biologic stuff like walking, sleeping, eating etc.

and still there is 2kg of unknown and that could be anything from stupidity, evilness, faith all things that have an impact on your life and others life, mostly negative cause i'ts a lot about getting power over the others and controlling, and at the end killing them physically or spiritually by transforming people into zombis unable the think freely without a templates though.

the conclusion would be we know there 2 third of your brain filled with something that contribute to our suffering but can't really identify it and why ???.

my two cents

What if there never was a beginning at all, and things have always existed ? We make a huge assumption -- a hidden one so big it is like the elephant in the room -- when we ask how things "started."

Yes,Lee - I do indeed smell another Manhatten project. mind you, it's also conceivable that amongst other things (e.g. fusion reactor) area 51 contains an even larger accelerator than CERN - after all, it seems a bit odd that the Americans would be fine with their much smaller Tevatron and not want to be ahead of the game. in other words, they are, and have been for some time. Most informed people nowadays accept that the whole UFO thing was a diversion/smokescreen.

As or all those stupid bible quotes - how about reading the talmud, which says something like 'any crime committed against a gentile is not a crime in the eyes of jehovah' in other words, rape, kill, torture, pillage, deceive, dominate the world, form a secret illuminati for that purpose etc. etc.
The human species would've been at least 1000 years ahead of where it is today if judaeo-christianity had never existed. or was judaeo-christianity a kind of 'test' for human beings deliberately inserted by ETs? as Nietzsche said 'that which does not kill us makes us stronger'...

Mixing religion and science in a modern world is like going back centuries in time to a more primitive age. Unfortunately some of those primitive thoughts are still with us. Religion is nothing more than the ignorant mind trying to understand the world and beyond without any knowledge of science.
The creation of gods as reason for any natural phenomena the primitive unscientific creature does not comprehend. Ignorance lead to the creation of all religion and it is ignorance that keeps it alive. It is without doupt the most profound evil that has been created by Humankind.
It has been responsible for the destruction of untold millions of Human lives and now and in the future will be responsible or Millions more.

THE DARKNESS OF MODERN COSMOLOGY

All the fuzz and hype about a “Higgs Particle” and a “Higgs Field” originates from non sense of “dark cosmology” which again originates from the one track minded idea of “gravity cosmology” and the strange Big Bang fantasy.

1) “Dark matter” was invented when cosmologist was proved wrong by the celestial movements in our galaxy – which again proved that there is no “heavy gravity dark hole” in the galactic centre.

2) “Dark energy” was invented when the supposed expansion of the Universe, accordingly to the very strange Big Bang idea, apparently showed an increasing speed.

- Because the old “gravity model” now has confused the cosmologists and astrophysicists several times on the big picture, they now invent a “graviton-particle” on the smallest level in order to explain everything that they don´t understand on the big scale.

Quote: “The mystery of the origin of matter seems to have been solved”.

Oh yes? So now the scientists seemingly have got the explanation of the Big Bang where “everything was made”?
Accordingly to the BB theory, no one can explain scientifically how “matter origin”. So this is just a nonsense statement in the level of the Emperors Clothes, and just as entertaining. Besides this, such a statement also violates the laws of conservation of the energy.

- The 99.99 % of gasses and the 00.01 % of matter in the observable Universe has always existed and it all al is in eternal movement, sometime assembling gas and matter to stars and planets etc. and sometime dissolve these stars and planets in the eternal cycles of formation.

- Sometime gas and particles are visible (activated and warm) for us and sometime not (deactivated and cold), but all 100% still are there, always.

“Mass” is created via different natural processes including atmospheric dynamics; thermodynamics; hydrodynamics; electrodynamics; magnetodynamics and nucleardynamics. The binding – or repelling- of gas and particles all depends of changing electric charge and changing magnetic polarization.

These forces and qualities are all cyclical in their nature and they easily explain the natural cosmic movements in the Universe without any need of the “epicyclical dark age cosmology” – and they can explain all the movements that modern science discovers as “gravity anomalies” and “contradictive observations”.

Nothing in the Universe moves in straight lines, it all moves in circuits and cycles. That is: The very concept of “gravity” has to be seen in the light of cycles and circuits – and this also goes for the big picture of the Universe. The Big Bang is a linear concept that doesn´t compute with natural cyclical and circuital observations.

This is what modern cosmologists and astrophysicists should know and include in their theories instead of playing the illusive “gravity and BB” hide and seek, making the modern cosmological knowledge even darker and darker.

NB: It is really strange isn´t it? The physicists in CERN uses enormous amounts of electric energy in order to split up small matter and thus supposedly “finding the gravity matter” - where the electric energy/magnetism really is a key force that creates/binds matter together, thus giving mass = giving “gravity”.

It’s all upside down and inside out in modern cosmology where all kinds of artificial; speculative and unreal mathematical hypothesis have suppressed all natural logics.

Ivar Nielsen
Natural Philosopher

If you're just going to spew religious nonsense and drivel without any sort of objective opinion stop wasting everybody's time and go jack off to the avi's on plentyoffish.com. Or fly a kite. Just go away. There's a away to integrate your philosophy into interpreting scientific discovery, but claiming to know anything about bosons by quoting a book that was written before the discovery of bacteria is nonsensical.

better step up your game ivar. this terry davis is gonna give you a run for your money.

@James(Mixing religion and Science...):
Absolutely right! Perfect statement !
Very depressing that people with those awful religious background still do have influential positions in our societies.

It appears that another of Satyendranath Bose's eponymous particles has been confirmed to exist with a mass of ~126 protons, far larger than even the largest man-made atomic nuclei to date. I wonder about a stable atomic nucleic island existing now at approximately this mass and what that might mean, in turn, to the entire future of this existence. May this discovery be more of a boon than a spectre.

As for spiritual life, I am most grateful for the words given to me by such an obscure and generally unknown friend thus (paraphrased)...
What has been done in secret I have done before you openly and explained why, despite understanding that my words will be twisted in the most hideous ways afterward. This is an act of friendship done for you, my friend. I am not and was never your master. I am your friend.
Whoever has ears to hear, let understanding flower there.
Do not worry. Worry does no good. The whole value of the Old Testament Bible is to know the following and act accordingly. To the extent you are willing to do these following two things you will be a friend unto me as I have been unto you. To the extent that you do not and teach others thus, you are not my friend. You will make mistakes and, knowing this, I don't hold them against you. Keep trying and don't give up. You can succeed.
1. Be aware of what you are loving and doing, because whatever you love with all your heart, mind, spirit, and strength is your God.
2. Love your fellow beings as an inseparable part of all being, the very being in which you exist.
Therefore, I desire mercy not justice.
Please, when you eat something remember that it is our being you are consuming and eat with thanks and reverence for this great being.
Don't fear (worry) adversity that may come. Either do something about these contingencies or don't. This is your choice. Live each day as it comes to you. Remember that adversity helps to make life complete. To explicate the level of faith I have in these things I have said to you, I have willingly gone to my death for the sake of our friendship.

great post ur maa.

Ivar, you are completely ignoring the presence of the cosmic microwave background and the expansion of the universe as if these were irrelevant. The universe has not infinitely existed. There's a highly sufficient evidence proving this.

No one says we have a complete theory. Dark matter/energy are still hypotheses as well as graviton. You seem to think that mainstream has established these things as facts.

There appear to be some good minds in the comments section here. Perhaps one of them can explain why this article was illustrated with what appears to be several people examining a giant jellyfish.

There appear to be some good minds in the comments section here.I can’t say that I agree with everything that was said.

hey mods. you've got a spammer again. i hate when bots peddling counterfeit chinese garbage get in the way of my reading the latest comments from the DG nutbags

Why don't we almost never question our understanding of gravity, as an alternative to dark matter? Occam's razor...

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