The Greatest Discovery in Physics was… Meh?

From Trace Dominguez. ( YouTube / Nebula )

It’s been a decade since we found the ‘God Particle’ should we believe the hype?
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0:00 Higgs Boson was meh?
0:55 a skeptic appears
2:43 the Higgs Boson will NOT change her life
3:25 BUT long term? It could change everything
4:16 the standard model explained
5:33 now that we know how it fits…
6:45 the Higgs keeps you ALIVE
9:37 there might be FIVE higgs bosons?!
10:55 what a physicist wants, what a physicist needs
11:41 so … it DOES matter? (yep!)
13:00 the possibilities are science fiction
14:05 thank you thank you thank you

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The #HiggsBoson sometimes (terribly) called the ‘God Particle’ was discovered 10 years ago. At the time, it was considered the greatest discovery in #physics. It was in the top science stories of the year 2012, and one of the biggest particle physics stories of the century! So, what’s happened since? In the decade since the discovery, physicists have upgraded the largest atom smasher in the world, realized there might be five more Higgs-Bosons, and realized that the Higgs Boson might prove the #multiverse exists AND keep our universe from collapsing in on itself! (No big deal.)

Unfortunately, there are more questions than answers. The Higgs particle is lighter than expected (why?!) and might have four other sister particles (where are they?)!?

Fortunately, in the ten years since the God Particle was unmasked
– Physicists upgraded the Large Hadron Collider to even higher energies
– Restarted the largest particle accelerator in the world for LHC Run 3
– And have tons of theories as to why, where, how and what is going on with this mysterious particle.]
As I like to say: #moreresearchisneeded

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