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Cook@Tahiti's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Cook@Tahiti

Feynman used to brag how wonderfully accurate quantum physics was i.e. the observations fitted the predictions to umpteen decimal places.

But there don't seem to be any exact predictions of the Higgs' mass. The Higg's is just whatever turns up in the approximate ballpark, even if it's an order of magnitude either way.

Can anyone with knowledge in this area explain why quantum mechanics was ONCE an exact science and now it seems it's so loose? Why were other particles predicted with exact masses, and the Higgs is in a broad range of values?

Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:12:15 UTC | #897610