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Questions about some recent particle *detections*

  1. Apr 26, 2012 #1
    It has been years since I have been in college, so forgive my math weaknesses, as I ask general questions:

    A) I have been reading for a while how they *detected* monopoles in spin-ice.

    But it is not clear if they detected a monopole, or some arrangement which mimicked a monopole.

    Did they discover real monopole?

    And what is the half-life of a monopole?

    B) They are looking for monopoles in super fluids; could they do the same for Higgs Bosons, and what is the half-life of a Higgs Boson?
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