Must be hard…
To believe in something so strongly, something that is so important?
But to have no one believe in you!
In the new suspense thriller GONE, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) comes home from a night shift to discover her sister Molly has been abducted. Jill, who had escaped from a kidnapper a year before, is convinced that the same serial killer has come back for her sister. Afraid that Molly will be dead by sundown, Jill embarks on a heart-pounding chase to find the killer, expose his secrets and save her sister.
The pains of doubt.
That is something these guys (below)?
Know a lot about.
[via New Science] This could be it. The Large Hadron Collider finally has enough data to explore every nook and cranny where the elusive Higgs boson could be hiding. LHC physicists will announce the results of their latest hunt on Tuesday at CERN in Switzerland.
What if they find nothing? New Scientist takes a look at alternatives to the Higgs.
What is the Higgs boson?
It is the last undiscovered member of the standard model of particle physics, the leading theory describing how particles and forces interact. The mysterious particle is thought to give all other particles mass, but the standard model can’t predict what the Higgs itself weighs.
Where might the Higgs be hiding?
The Higgs may be produced fleetingly when particles smash into each other at high speeds, and for years physicists have been looking for evidence of it at various particle colliders. They have gradually ruled out its existence at different masses, but there is still a narrow mass range, between 115 and 141 gigaelectronvolts, where the simplest version of the Higgs could take refuge.
What will LHC physicists report next week?
Rumour has it they have found hints of the Higgs at a mass of 125 gigaelectronvolts, about 133 times the mass of a proton. What is known for sure, though, is that researchers from the LHC’s main detectors, ATLAS and CMS, will separately present the past year’s worth of data from the proton collider. That represents more than 300 trillion high-speed particle collisions, more than twice the amount of data reported at a conference in August. That is still not enough data to be able to rule the Higgs definitively in or out, but it should be enough to show hints of the Higgs if it exists in the mass range that had previously not been scrutinised.
What if there is still no sign of the Higgs?
This time, if nothing materialises, physicists will really start giving up. “If we witness a lack of events in the full mass range, then clearly we will start disfavouring the presence of the standard model Higgs boson in LHC data,” says CMS spokesperson Guido Tonelli. “To really exclude it we would need additional data. But if in this amount of data we don’t see any indication that something is happening, the most likely hypothesis is that we have to look for another solution.” [Read More]
And to rectify the seeds of doubt…
Often a complicated & when it comes to an Amanda Seyfried movie?
Even a deadly ordeal.
But, you know…
Not in an evil way or anything.