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Scientists Confirm Finding “Osiris Particle” Is Near, Or Not

The AFP news service reports that American scientists have confirmed the results of work done previously by scientists in Europe. Their findings: Particle physicists have confined the range in which the Higgs boson, long theorized to exist, might exist. This means that physicists are closer to finding the particle, although it’s also possible that they will not discover the particle at all, given that it might not, in actuality, exist at all.

egyptian god not the higgs bosonThe physicists who search for the Higgs boson have given the particle the suggestive nickname “Higgs-boson”. Journalists who report on the search for the Higgs boson, however, commonly write about the theoretical particle as the “Osiris particle”, because they’ve found that when they don’t use the religiously evocative nickname, no one pays attention to their articles.

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6 thoughts on “Scientists Confirm Finding “Osiris Particle” Is Near, Or Not”

  1. Jim Cook says:

    Also today, a massive Flying Spaghetti Monster Storm with noodly appendages of high-speed particles has blown out of the sun and is now approaching Earth.

    1. Nolan says:

      I heard it assembled a space shuttle from a scrapyard on the moon as it flew by as well.

      1. Jim Cook says:

        You heard right. The scrap was left over from the Buddha Bombardment, a period of frequent asteroid collisions at the dawn of the solar system.

  2. Stephen Kent Gray says:

    The Wikipedia article of Higgs Bosons for everyone!

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  4. Stephen Kent Gray says:

    The Higgs boson is often referred to as “the God particle” by the media,[57] after the title of Leon Lederman’s popular science book on particle physics, The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?[58][59] While use of this term may have contributed to increased media interest,[59] many scientists dislike it, since it overstates the particle’s importance, not least since its discovery would still leave unanswered questions about the unification of QCD, the electroweak interaction and gravity, and the ultimate origin of the universe.[57]

    Lederman said he gave it the nickname “The God Particle” because the particle is “so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive,”[57][58][60] but jokingly added that a second reason was because “the publisher wouldn’t let us call it the Goddamn Particle, though that might be a more appropriate title, given its villainous nature and the expense it is causing.”[58]

    A renaming competition conducted by the science correspondent for the British Guardian newspaper chose the name “the champagne bottle boson” as the best from among their submissions: “The bottom of a champagne bottle is in the shape of the Higgs potential and is often used as an illustration in physics lectures. So it’s not an embarrassingly grandiose name, it is memorable, and [it] has some physics connection too.”[61]

    Lots of relevant articles on this. This “God particle” talk is WAY WAY WAY to popular with the media!

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