The Half-Astrophysicist Blog

Where da Higgs at?

The Higgs Boson, that is.  The Higgs Boson is a particle predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics that gives everything in the universe mass.  It has not been seen yet and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is busy looking for it.

But the LHC’s little brother, the Tevatron at Fermilab is still in the game as well.  In some ways, it has a head start since it has been collecting a lot of data and it is a well understood machine (big complex machines like the LHC can take several years to fully understand all the quirks of the accelerator and detectors).  If the Higgs exists in the right energy range, Fermilab could still scoop the LHC.

And rapper Funky 49 has put together a nice video about Fermilab and their efforts to find the Higgs.  Funky 49 has geek cred as a Nerdcore All Star.  Lots of nice shots of Fermilab, Wilson Hall, the famed bison herd, and the Collision Detection Facility (CDF). Enjoy.

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April 12, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the post!

    I actually bought and built a Galileoscope! I need to find/build a cheap monopod for it. It’s great!

    funky49

    Comment by funky49 | April 13, 2010 | Reply


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