Monday, July 23, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises: A Worthy and Satisfying Conclusion

I've seen a lot of movies based on comic books over the years, and I've learned to spot the good stuff from the crap pretty easily. There seems to be a simple rule when making a good comic book film and that is that you need not only a great director, but a fan of the genre or specifically the hero of the comic the film is going to be based on. This is important, because to do otherwise is to show a disservice to the genre, and the fans who love it.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Why “The God Particle” Needs no God?

In 1964 a British physicist by the name of Peter Higgs along with many others wanted to explain the origin of mass in elementary particles. The Higgs mechanism as it’s called proposes that all particles gain mass through the interaction of a quantum field in space called the Higgs field. The elementary particles that are associated with this field are called Higgs boson.

In particle physics, particles are divided into two major groups, the fermions and the bosons. Fermions are particles that take up space and are often referred to as matter particles. Fermions cannot occupy the same quantum state, which means fermions cannot exist in the same space at the same time. Bosons are particles and are often referred to as force carrier particles and are in direct contrast to fermions because they can occupy the same spacetime.  Bosons are responsible for the interaction of the forces like gravity, the weak and strong nuclear forces, and electromagnetism.

The Higgs boson was proposed as a particle that was responsible for giving other particles mass and would have been responsible for all the matter in the universe today.  For the last 50 years scientists have been looking for the particle with no luck, but recently scientists at CERN in Geneva have announced that they have discovered the Higgs Boson.

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