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Bosons observed interacting with Top Quarks.

Postby Event Horizon on June 12th, 2018, 3:59 pm 

A very interesting article on the interactions that confer mass. I reckon Linc would be all over this. Mass is something I've pondered for ages, and this explains some interactions I has no knowledge of. Cutting edge stuff.

Could something interact to create anti-mass I wonder, such a thing would be revolutionary.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ob ... e-of-mass/
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Re: Bosons observed interacting with Top Quarks.

Postby Watson on June 12th, 2018, 4:13 pm 

Did you notice the author?
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Re: Bosons observed interacting with Top Quarks.

Postby Event Horizon on June 12th, 2018, 4:21 pm 

OMG! That's AMAZING! I'm so proud of him.
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Re: Bosons observed interacting with Top Quarks.

Postby Braininvat on June 12th, 2018, 8:17 pm 

LoL. It's always good to hear from Lincoln. Even if he's not posting here. Heh.
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Re: Bosons observed interacting with Top Quarks.

Postby Event Horizon on June 12th, 2018, 11:09 pm 

Yes, he's a fantastic communicator of things and has a lovely temperament. Was generous with his time, and patient. Not common traits in a genius. It would be lovely if he would pop back here once the collider is shut for 2 years of upgrades and repairs.
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Re: Curing Higg-ups?

Postby Faradave on June 13th, 2018, 11:15 am 

I'm a big fan of Lincoln's Fermilab video series, but I haven't found personal interaction very productive. I'm sure it was different before he got famous (& busy).

mg=mi

It's important to keep this foundational postulate of General Relativity in mind anytime an explanation of mass is attempted. While the Higgs field provides a (fairly contrived) model for inertial mass (resistance to change in motion), as far as I can tell, it does nothing to explain gravitational mass (the occurrence of a an acceleration field, suggested as the "warping" of spacetime).

Both masses are identical, so an explanation of one without the other is remarkably incomplete (i.e. probably wrong). This is not to mention energy equivalence and attendant relativistic changes.

None of this takes away from Lincoln's lucid, accessible and entertaining explanations of current theory. His videos in part motivated my own (somewhat irreverent) Phyxed videos, which will offer a complete model of mass. They however, more closely mimic Henry Reich's very popular, animated minutephysics.
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Re: Bosons observed interacting with Top Quarks.

Postby Event Horizon on June 20th, 2018, 12:35 pm 

I have a gut feeling that if Gravitons exist, and if Linc and his colleagues at CERN manage to capture one long enough to record, we should (eventually) have enough answers then to flesh out the GUT.

Linc, if you find it, Pls come back and tell us how you found it, and what it means.

Im hurriedly trying to understand Higgs fields, and why interactions with it confers mass to Bosons. Needless to say, I've not gotten very far yet..

The LHC is due to shut for repairs and renovations soon for about 2 years. It seems strange we use the largest scientific installation to interrogate the tiniest particles. I suspect the 2 years will not be idle ones for CERN, I imagine they have reams of data yet to be crunched. We also have fast atto-second clocks that CERN might be incorporating if not already done. These work at a billionth of a billionth of a second and should make it easier to forensically examine particle debris from HE collisions.
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Re: Higgs Linc Link

Postby Faradave on June 20th, 2018, 1:21 pm 

The best bet of getting Lincoln's notice is to go to full edit mode and put "Tag" tabs around his member name, like I just did.

Here's Don on Quantum Gravity


and on the Higgs boson x2


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Re: Bosons observed interacting with Top Quarks.

Postby Event Horizon on June 20th, 2018, 4:05 pm 

Linc and his team are gonna be down there looking for gravitons. It's gonna take a ton of RDX to dislodge them for a while. He needs a better director and costumer too!
And thanks for the links. many people here will remember Linc fondly. We'd be beyond lucky to get him back sometime I think. You just never can tell.
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