ATLAS has yet another Higgs measurement on the arXiv, this time looking at the diphoton channel. This is the Higgs decay H→2γ.
Higgs couplings to other particles are related to those particles’ masses. 260 more words
Following Aristotle’s intuition, physicists today conceive of nothing as the ultimate state of symmetry—a relentless sameness that precludes the differentiation one would need to define any “thing.” Indeed, as physicists run the cosmic film in reverse, tracing deep history back in time, they see the disparate shards of reality reunite and coalesce into an ever-growing symmetry, a symmetry that signifies an origin—and a nothing. 59 more words
AN ESSAY ON REALITY
Eastern religions and new age practitioners want to convince you that the reality we know is an illusion. Just because the entity I know as “Me, Myself and I” is brought into being by the same force that makes every bit of matter vibrate doesn’t mean I am a dream. 1,425 more words