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The Higgs Boson Re-Explained by the Mick Jagger of Physics

Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes | about 5 months ago

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Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Jorge Cham, author of the comic strip Ph.D. comics, recently found himself on a bus crossing the Israel-Jordan border sitting next to Eilam Gross, head of the Atlas Higgs Group, one of the two groups that found the famous particle. When Cham asked Gross for feedback on the Higgs Boson animation he had done last year, Gross told Cham "It's all wrong" and told Cham that he had yet to see a truly correct explanation of what the the Higgs Boson is. For the next three hours Gross, also known as the "Mick Jagger of physics," told Cham the story of the Higgs Boson and asked him to put it into a new comic strip. The result is a new comic re-explaining the Higgs Boson. "So how does this explain things like inertia?" "That's another bus ride." As an interesting side note Gross was once asked what Higgs was good for and replied that when [J.J.] Thomson discovered the electron, in 1895, he raised a glass of champagne and proposed a toast “to the useless electron.”"

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