Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Standard Model of QT in Trouble

...as I predicted a few months ago, the search for the Higgs boson is as yet fruitless. The Higgs is suggested to give other particles mass. It's hard to find, it is claimed, because the universe is pretty much a gigantic smooth Higgs field.

Where have we heard this sort of thing before? Anyone remember the ether, which Einstein finally killed?

So CERN and ATLAS haven't found anything yet. The slight data spike noted a couple of months ago turns out to be less significant than once thought.

I'll explain why I'm betting on the nonexistence of the Higgs in a while.



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