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I saw Peter Higgs today

  1. Aug 17, 2009 #1
    He was standing at a bus stop...
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    Does that mean the bus has no mass until he gets on?
  4. Aug 17, 2009 #3
    I think it rather means an interaction term between the Higgs and the bus is not forbidden by gauge invariance. If the Higgs would give rise to the bus' mass, it would be questionable whether we still call it a "bus" before Higgs is on board.
  5. Aug 17, 2009 #4
    let us know when you see his boson
  6. Aug 17, 2009 #5
    And you didn't even tell him about PF?
  7. Aug 17, 2009 #6
    Did he looked depressed because his Nobel Prize gets postponed so often?
  8. Aug 17, 2009 #7
    i don't think he's got much of a chance unless is particle is finally observed. nobel prizes are for discoveries that have practical value, which is probably why hawking hasn't won one either.
  9. Aug 17, 2009 #8
    Did he have a shopping cart?
  10. Aug 18, 2009 #9


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    And what was the Higgs' bus on? :biggrin:
  11. Aug 18, 2009 #10

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    He won't get it. The Abrikosov, Leggett and Ginzberg prize covers the same material, albeit in a different application. The Yoichiro Nambu prize covers what's left.
  12. Aug 18, 2009 #11
    Yes, that's what I mean. That discovery is postponed over and over again:

    http://www.hep.net/ssc/ [Broken]

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