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← The Hunting of the Higgs: what is it and why does it matter?

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One of the things that I find interesting is that if the Higgs field does turn out to exist then the idea of an ether that permeates all space, something that physicists looked for in the 19th century and then realized didn't exist, will turn out to exist after all. I realize that the Higgs field doesn't satisfy the same purpose as the ether was supposed to but it still seems similar to me.

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 23:31:40 UTC | #898410