Searching for the Force

According to a new National Geographic story (as quoted in slashdot, hat top to Scott M.) “CERN’s scientists, the fine people who brought us the W and Z particles, anti-hydrogen atoms and hyperlinked porn web pages, are now hard at work building the Large Hadron Collider to discover something even cooler: the Force. Yes, that Force. Or like physicists call it, the Higgs boson, a particle that carries a field which interacts with every living or inert matter.”

This is the funniest description of the search for Higgs I have so far heard.

One Comment

  1. Colin J February 24, 2008 at 10:55 am #

    “May the Higgs boson be with you.” Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it!

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