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Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography

    The Arts Council of Greater New Haven has chosen our project ¨Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography¨, as one of the seven chosen to receive funding as part of Reintegrate*: Enhancing Collaborations in the Arts & Sciences. The Project´s team is formed by Sarah Demers (Physics – Assistant professor, Physics Department at Yale…

Breaking News – We found the Higgs, Unless You’re a Scientist

By Alaina G. Levine Lindau, Germany- At 11am 4 July 2012, Rolf Heuer, Director General of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced that results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) show that “We have discovered a new particle. It is a boson….We have found the last missing corner stone of the standard model.…

Why Particle Physicists Need to Be Humble

Grand unified theory. Re-creating the big bang. Finding the “God particle.” Some days it seems as if particle physicists are on the verge of discovering the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything. Which may or may not be 42. With the recent stream of breakthroughs in dark matter, neutrinos, and the debut of…