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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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