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Book Review: “The Higgs Fake: How Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee”

I’m painfully aware of abundant serious problems in physics of the largest phenomena, meaning “Standard” Cosmology-astrophysics (Big Bang/LCDM). Those include definitional and procedural problems, along with fundamental substantive errors and logical flaws likely created and nurtured by serious cognitive biases. … Continue reading

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Closing in on Higgs Boson Certainty, But “Standard Model Higgs” Remains Distant

A Higgs Boson? – Likely “The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent and to me it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson though we still have a long way to go to … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Three Quarks Add Up to One Proton? (and its not even close)

You’ve probably heard a thousand times that a Proton is made up of three Quarks: Two Up-Quarks and one Down-Quark. Right? So lets just take a quick look to see how they add up. OK – an Up Quark weighs … Continue reading

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Did CERN Find a Higgs ? Well not quite. But they probably found a New Particle ! and extended their funding for years

You might have seen the New York Times Headline on July 4th “Physicists Find Elusive Particle Seen as Key to Universe” “I think we have it” said Rolf-Dieter Heuer, the director general of CERN. While CERN’s spokespeople were reasonably tentative … Continue reading

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CERN’s Neutrinos – Now Obeying Speed Limit

Its official – no “Faster than Light” Neutrinos at CERN. CERN (not OPERA) Research Director Sergio Bertolucci announced yesterday at a Japanese conference that they have re-run the Neutrino experiments on four different machines and all neutrinos seem to be … Continue reading

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Faster than Light Concern – Detecting Only 1 Neutrino per Hour

Regarding the potentially Faster than light Neutrinos, it is vital to realize that only about one (1) Neutrino is detected by Italy’s OPERA every hour; that’s one Neutrino per hour. Compare that to how every square centimeter on Earth (facing … Continue reading

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Landmark: Neutrinos Seem to Break Light Speed Limit – Superluminal Motion Found in 2nd Experiment

  Update: Added Glossary and Links to: the original paper, video talk, OPERA website; and step by step explanation of experiment details. While working on another problem, a team of physics researchers at CERN and the Gran Sasso Laboratory in … Continue reading

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