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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Smash This Around the World | Has Fermilab Discovered the God Particle?


Control room at Fermilab looks remarkably similar to the OpenlineBlog Studios, powered by Google


For those who thought Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (aka "Fermilab") in suburban Aurora/Chicago (Batavia), Illinois had become obsolete, it turns out God may have the final say.

Speculations has spread that Fermilab's accelerator, the Tevatron, has found the long-sought Higgs boson, also known as the "God particle" which is the only particle in the standard theory of particle physics that has yet to be discovered.  The theory would be confirmed if the particle is found.  The significance of the particle also helps explain why mass exists (why some things are heavy and some things are light).

Tevatron has been smashing atoms for many years
but may have saved the best smash for the grand finale

Ironically, the Tevatron is supposed to be retired when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is running and gunning particles at CERN, along the French-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland.  See video below to learn what is big deal about the LHC and why smashing atoms matter about matter.

More news may soon come at the International Conference on High Energy Physics in Paris starting July 22.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What the hell does "suburban Aurora/Chicago (Batavia), Illinois" mean? Why not just say Batavia?

Or does Openline honestly believe that this blog has readers outside of the 11 Aurora residents that check in daily?

Anonymous said...

*nudge from reader coming in from a topix.com newsfeed, from Oslo Norway*

Anonymous said...

So does "suburban Aurora/Chicago (Batavia), Illinois" mean anything to you?

Anonymous said...

I think this stupid blog is trying to boost Aurora as a real city with suburbs - SORRY, it isn't. I think calling it Batavia would have been sufficient.

Aurora does not have any suburbs, Aurora IS a suburb of Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Didn't anyone notice the comment, Control room at Fermilab looks remarkably similar to the OpenlineBlog Studios.

That cracked me up knowing this blog is a one-man show in some musky old basement somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Batavia tells me nothing no, but Chicago/Illinois helps ;)

Oslo, Norway

Anonymous said...

Right and Aurora tells you nothing either. "A suburb of Chicago, Batavia, Illinois."

That would have worked, right.

Anonymous said...

Yep that would be same to me, sounded to me like you wanted it to just say Batavia, like that would tell foreigners anything :P

Oslo, Norway

Anonymous said...

You fuckers whine and moan about anything.

Anonymous said...

Once again, the Beacon gets it right and Openline gets it wrong.