CERN press conference: Discovery of the Higgs boson


Here is the complete press conference held today, July 4, 2012, at the CERN offices in Geneva, Switzerland.  (Alas, the press conference was not held in Cedar Hill, Texas, making it a monument to the dangers of saying “we can’t be great in America any more” and refusing to appropriate money for science, or anything else good.)

This may be the biggest discovery of the decade for particle physics; it’s incredibly exciting, despite the appearance of calm.  It may be the biggest discovery of the century.  (We have 88 years left in the century, too.)

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This is the full press conference update on the search for the Higgs boson at CERN in Geneva Switzerland. This press conference followed the 2-hour Seminar that you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAlgX4FNiyM

This original CERN webcast recording was officially published at https://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1459604 but I re-uploaded it here because YouTube is best. The CERN Copyright notice seems to say doing something like this may be ok http://copyright.web.cern.ch/ but if they release this video on the official http://youtube.com/cerntv YouTube channel, I may remove this copy from my YouTube account.

So, if the video above goes dark, check the official CERN YouTube site.

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11 Responses to CERN press conference: Discovery of the Higgs boson

  1. […] the press conference on the discovery of the Higgs Boson was not intended to celebrate America’s … . . […]

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  2. […] the press conference on the discovery of the Higgs Boson was not intended to celebrate America’s … . . […]

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  3. The mad CERN ’s project.

    === .

    In 1906, Rutherford studied internal structure of atoms,

    bombarding them with high energy a- particles.

    This idea helped him understand the structure of atom.

    But the clever Devil interfered and gave advice to physicists

    to enlarge the target. Bomb them!

    And physicist created huge cannon-accelerators of particles.

    And they began to bomb micro particles in the vacuum, in hoping

    to understand their inner structure. And they were surprised with

    the results of this bombing. Several hundreds of completely new

    strange particles appeared. They lived a very little time and do not

    relate to our world. Our Earth needs its real constants of nature.

    But this was forgotten.

    What God carefully created, is destroyed in accelerators.

    And they are proud of that. They say: we study the inner structure

    of the particles. The clever and artful Devil is glad. He again has deceived man.

    Physicist think, that an accelerator – is first of all the presence of huge energy.

    And the Devil laughs. He knows, that an accelerator – first of all is Vacuum.

    But this, he has withheld from man.

    He has not explained that the Vacuum is infinite and inexhaustible.

    And in infinity there is contained an infinite variety of particles.

    And by bombing the vacuum, one can find centaurs and sphinxes.

    But my God, save us from their presence on Earth.

    ========= .. ========.

    Rutherford was right.

    His followers are mistaken.

    Why?

    Imagine, that I want to plant a small apple- tree.

    For this purpose I shall dig out a hole of 1 meter width and 1,20 m depth.

    It is normal.

    But if to plant a small apple- tree, I shall begin to dig

    a base for a huge building (skyscraper),

    or if to begin drill ground with 10 km. depth,

    will you call me a normal man?

    ========== .. ===============.

    Imagine a man who breaks watches on the wall.

    And then he tries to understand the mechanism of the watches

    by thrown cogwheels, springs and small screws.

    Does he have many chances to succeed?

    As many as the scientists have who aspire to understand

    the inner structure of electron by breaking them into accelerators.

    If not take into account the initial conditions of Genesis,

    the fantasies of the scientists may be unlimited.

    ========== . ======== .

    The Nature works very economical.

    For example, biologists know 100 ( hundred ) kinds of

    amino acids. But only 20 ( twenty) kinds of amino acids

    are suitable to produce molecules of protein, from which all

    different cells created on our planet. What are about another

    80 % of amino acids? They are dead end of evolution.

    The physicists found many ( 1000 ) new elementary particles in

    accelerators. But we need only one ( 1) electron and one (1 )

    proton to create first atom, to begin to create the Nature.

    All another elementary particles (mesons, muons , bosons, taus,

    all their girlfriends – antiparticles, all quarks and antiquarks…etc)

    are dead end of evolution.

    ============.

    What was before – “ the big bang” or the vacuum ?
    The physicists created “ Europe’s Large Hadron Colider “

    Please, look at how our physicists made this accelerator.

    They made the vacuum and after they generated a big reaction

    between two colliding particles in some small imitation of the

    “big bang”. They didn’t make this process in the reverse.

    So, what was prior in the Universe: “ big bang” or vacuum?

    ===========================..

    The Universe as a whole is Vacuum, first of all.

    === .

    Best wishes.

    Israel Sadovnik Socratus.

    =========.

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  4. Ed Darrell says:

    Dov, do you have counselors in the 22nd century? Sleep? Beer and a good weekend? See if one of those won’t help.

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  5. dovhenis says:

    Eppur Si Muove, Higgs Particle YOK
    Regardless Of Whatever Whoever

    Regardless Of Whatever Is Said By Whoever Says It –
    Higgs Particle YOK.

    S Hawking is simply wrong in accepting it. Obviously wrong.
    Everyone who accepts the story of the Higgs particle is simply wrong.
    Plain commonsense.
    Singularity and the Big Bang MUST have happened with the smallest base universe particles, the gravitons, that MUST be both energy and mass, even if they are inert mass just one smallest fraction of a second at singularity. All mass formats evolve from gravitons that convert into energy i.e. extricate from their gravitons clusters into mass formats in motion, energy. And they all end up again as mass in a repeat singularity.
    Universe expansion and re-contraction proceed simultaneously..

    Dov Henis (comments from 22nd century)

    http://universe-life.com/

    http://universe-life.com/2012/02/03/universe-energy-mass-life-compilation/

    ===========================
    Refresh Some Comprehensions…

    Who Suppresses Science Creativity? Academia Suppresses Creativity?

    Again and again, ad absurdum:
    Since the 1920s Science is suppressed by a Technology Culture, tightly supervised by a religious old style trade union , AAAS…

    Liberate Your Mind From Concepts Dictated By Religious Trade-Union AAAS:

    USA Science? Re-Comprehend Origins And Essence

    * Higgs Particle? Dark Energy/Matter? Epigenetics? All YOK!

    * Earth-life is just another, self-replicating, mass format.

    * All mass formats evolve from gravitons, the primal universe mass-energy particles.

    * Since singularity gravitons are extricated from their big-bang clusters , become energy, at a constant rate.

    * All mass formats follow natural selection, i.e. intake of energy or their energy taken in by other mass formats.

    * Evolution Is The Quantum Mechanics Of Natural Selection.

    * Quantum mechanics are mechanisms, possible or probable or actual mechanisms of natural selection.

    * Life’s Evolution is the quantum mechanics of biology.

    * Every evolution, of all disciplines, is the quantum mechanics of the discipline’s natural selection.

    See:
    Update Concepts-Comprehension…

    http://universe-life.com/2011/12/13/21st-century-science-whence-and-whither/

    Earth life genesis from aromaticity-H bonding

    http://universe-life.com/2011/09/30/earthlife-genesis-from-aromaticityh-bonding/

    Universe-Energy-Mass-Life Compilation

    http://universe-life.com/2012/02/03/universe-energy-mass-life-compilation/

    Seed of human-chimp genome diversity

    http://universe-life.com/2011/07/10/seed-of-human-chimp-genomes-diversity/

    New Era For Science Including Genomics

    http://universe-life.com/2012/04/14/new-era-for-science-including-genomics/

    Dov Henis
    (comments from 22nd century)

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  6. Jim says:

    Ed,

    There may be some money sitting in a Nigerian bank with your name on it. Don’t hesitate.

    Jim

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  7. Ed Darrell says:

    Lousy idea to post phone numbers. Why would anyone call you? Is this some fancy spam porn?

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  8. SOUMYA SAHA says:

    SIR,
    AT FIRST I SHOULD GIVE YOU PARAMOUNT CONGRATULATIONS FOR THIS TERRIFIC SEARCHING FROM THE MOTHER EARTH…..
    1.I BASICALLY POINTED OUT THAT ”HIGGS BOSONS” HAVE 4 PETALS WITH DIFFERENT ENERGIES IN DIFFERENT 4 PETALS AS A MOST FUNDAMENTAL ONE.
    2.WHENEVER FIRE IS DONE OVER MOTHER EARTH WE GET THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTARY PARTICLE WITH 4 PETALS AS ”HIGGS BOSONS”
    AS SIMPLE AS THAT
    THER IS NO NEED OF ”LHC”
    BUT ONE SHOULD LIGHT UP HAVING DEEP RESPECT TO THE MOTHER EARTH……
    IF YOU LIKE
    CALL ME
    MOBILE NO IS:07699519611,SOUMYA SAHA

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  9. I have been following this very much in the last week, and I find it so exciting.

    I like what Dr. Neil De Tyson grasse mentions about america science vs regliion. He talks about those countries who invest in science, make the discoveries, and those who make the discoveries get to name them also.

    And this is why america needs to invest in science, and science education not religion

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  10. Eli Rabett says:

    It may be the ONLY discovery for particle physics for quite some time, which has everybunny of them worried.

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  11. Sam Hutchinson says:

    Here’s where F. Scott Key got the music for The Star Spangled Banner

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