If the higgs boson is discovered, what are the implications

In summary, the discovery of the higgs boson particle could lead to new technology and inventions through the development of machines and computer techniques. The world wide web is one example of a technology that has resulted from research at CERN. Despite doubt and skepticism from some scientists, fundamental research has led to many important advancements in fields such as medical imaging and computer technology. The practical applications of research may not always be immediately apparent, but they are crucial for progress and understanding the world around us. A deeper discussion on the purpose and importance of fundamental research belongs in a different forum.
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If the higgs boson particle is discovered, what are some of the applicatons that might be found for the information they find out ( new technology that might evolve, inventions ect.)
 
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non i guess.
 
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I guess so
 
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jamus, what applications can you think of?

Have we seen any applications of CP-symmetry breaking, tau neutrino etc? No.

The particles themself are not belived to give new technology or inventions, but the machines and computer techniques is promising. Remember that world wide web came from CERN...
 
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When Yang first presented his work with Mills on non-abelian gauge theories, at Princeton, Pauli was there and had strong doubts about the relevance of their work. He was convinced that the vector bosons must remain massless. See for instance the references in this proceeding. Even (the most brillant) scientists are often wrong on "what to do next" in fundamental research.

Where does every medical imaging device come from ?

What do you think Planck would have answered to "What will be the use of you studying the spectrum of heat emitted by a oven ?" ? Yet, without quantum mechanics, it is unlikely that there would be any decent computer, and in fact any decent transistor at all (you know, this small electronical component pretty much everywhere around you).

What do you think Fourier would have answered to the question "What is the use of studying the propagation of heat with undefined mathematical formulae ?" ?

There is no way to justify fundamental research use to society. This is simply too unfair. One could keep making such lists for ever. Without fundamental research there is pretty much no real progress. Understanding what is "out there" lies at the heart of what makes us human.

IMHO, a serious discussion about this does not belong to this thread, but to the philosophy thread.
 

Related to If the higgs boson is discovered, what are the implications

1. What is the Higgs Boson?

The Higgs Boson is a subatomic particle that is believed to give mass to all other particles in the universe. It is a key component of the Standard Model of particle physics and has been predicted to exist for decades.

2. How will the discovery of the Higgs Boson impact our understanding of the universe?

If the Higgs Boson is discovered, it will confirm the existence of the Higgs field and provide evidence for the Standard Model of particle physics. This will greatly enhance our understanding of how the universe works at a fundamental level.

3. Will the discovery of the Higgs Boson lead to any practical applications?

While the discovery of the Higgs Boson itself may not have any immediate practical applications, the technology and methods used to discover it may have potential applications in other fields such as medicine and engineering.

4. How does the discovery of the Higgs Boson relate to the search for the theory of everything?

The Higgs Boson is a crucial piece of the puzzle in our search for a theory of everything, which aims to unify all the fundamental forces of the universe. Its discovery could bring us one step closer to understanding the fundamental laws that govern the universe.

5. What are the implications of not finding the Higgs Boson?

If the Higgs Boson is not found, it would challenge our current understanding of the universe and the Standard Model of particle physics. This would lead to further research and potentially new theories about the fundamental nature of the universe.

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