Beautiful, beautiful science writing by Dennis Overbye.
The “God particle” became the Prize particle on Tuesday.
Two theoretical physicists who suggested that an invisible ocean of energy suffusing space is responsible for the mass and diversity of the particles in the universe won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday morning. They are Peter Higgs, 84, of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and François Englert, 80, of the University Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.
The theory, elucidated in 1964, sent physicists on a generation-long search for a telltale particle known as the Higgs boson, or the God particle. The chase culminated in July 2012 with the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, in Switzerland. —NYTimes
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Editor and author at High Technology mag and Inc. Might also have been a founder of PBS Nova.
That’s the guy who wrote all those Apple books, right? I didn’t know he also wrote about science.
Yep, quite good. Have you ever read Cary Lu? IMHO, the best hi tech writer ever. I know he’d help me grok Higgs.
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