Rod McLaughlin

Scientists say they didn't mention the Higgs particle, because its existence was 'obvious' (28 apr 13)

"Englert and Brout did not mention it all, no doubt thinking it too obvious, and although we did mention it we omitted to add the obvious comment that the theory would imply a non-zero mass."

Me too - I never did say when I figured out the existence of a boson which gives "non-zero mass" to the other particles, because it was too obvious. There wouldn't be much point in giving them a zero mass.

Higgs particle joke:

A Higgs particle goes into a Catholic church. The priest says "we don't allow Higgs particles in here". The particle says "how will you have mass, then?"

Boom boom tish




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