Talk:Higgs boson

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I have a cat named Higgs, after the Higgs boson. I used to have a cat named Schrodinger, until he ran away. I just presume he's dead and alive as he isn't being observed. The Heidelberg Kid (talk) 19:01, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

You should get a bison, and call that Higgs. SophieWilder 17:47, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Desperate need of rewrite[edit]

I don't know crap, and I know this article is both out of date and extremely speculative. Maybe instead of taking out sections like 'sci-fi', people who are editing this could bring it up to date with CERN's point of view. Just saying... (And no, I'm not about to touch it. I get my science from BBC which is better than anything in the US, but not exactly the same as actually studying something.)Green mowse.pngGodotL'important c'est d'aimer 16:52, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

I've tried to rewrite it, I've taken out stuff that's clearly out of date, other users who understand science better than I do please check my edits. Proxima Centauri (talk) 17:32, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

OK, I've added some of the theoretical motivation for the Higgs. Does it look good now? --Andy Franklinson (talk) 12:36, 18 August 2012 (UTC)


B Boson?[edit]

Maybe I missed something here, but what's a B boson. The photon is for EM, gluons for strong, W and Z for weak. Higgs isn't B, so what's B? Mcnamara12 (talk) 13:38, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

The B boson is the gauge boson associated with weak hypercharge (which is a linear combination of weak isospin--the weak charge--and electric charge). After spontaneous symmetry breaking the B boson and one of the W bosons (specifically, the W0) "mix" and give you the Z boson and the photon. --Andynot Schlafly 11:09, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
well thats something that I did not know. I thought a boson was part of a boats crew. Hamster (talk) 15:24, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, Andy! Mcnamara12 (talk) 18:18, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
No problem! Happy to help! ^_^ --Andynot Schlafly 18:27, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

CERN Discovery/ Rewrite[edit]

This did just happen yesterday(3/14/13), but CERN's work with the Large Hadron Collider led to the tentative confirmation of the existence of the Higgs Boson particle. I personally lack the scientific credentials and general understanding of the Higgs Boson to write a section about it's relevance to the Big Bang Theory and cosmic inflation, so maybe someone else who has a better grasp on it could contribute that. It also might be interesting (and perhaps humorous) to note that the time of the discovery was nearly subsequent to the election of the new pope, but that may be a tad wacky. I also feel that this article just needs a complete re-write that maybe moves in a more meaningful direction. — Unsigned, by: Joeljaboi / talk / contribs