July 03, 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Higgs Boson has been found!
I know that I should probably not be doing this but I am too excited not to: I have it on very good authority from a prominent experimental physicist in the middle of the action that CERN will indeed be announcing the discovery of the Higgs Boson tomorrow in Geneva. Here is how my "Deep Throat" contact puts it:
It's 5 sigma more or less, and I am sure there will be some debate about the semantics of calling it a "discovery" or not but more or less it is a discovery...it's there! Probably the most boring and exciting moment in physics...
How confident am I in my confidant? Let's put it this way: if this turns out to be a "Dewey Defeats Truman" moment for 3QD, I will take on the responsibility of personally assassinating my source! :-) And, yes, I have permission from her/him to post this.
We will have much more about all this tomorrow I am sure. What an exciting moment!
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