Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe

I just finished reading this book by John W. Moffat.

Highly recommended.

The discovery of a particle with the quantum numbers of the vacuum, is a transition point for Particle Physics.

First though, the coming run of the LHC in 2015 has to tidy the picture a bit, but it seems OK so far.

Nielsen  claims that the measured mass value means that our Universe, is near collapse. This means that a different value would've  made it unstable.

"The PREdicted Higgs mass is essentially the smallest value, that would not make our present vacuum unstable. "

 This is related to ideas of Jean Pestieau, arXiv.

"In the electroweak standard model we observe two remarkable empirical mass relations,   and   where , e is the positron electric charge and v, the strength of the Higgs condensate."

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The value just found at CERN, is where it should be, according to this prescient scientists.

Very important indeed!

Now I have to Crack the Code.

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