Radical Re-Envisioning of How the Universe Began –“A Spiritual Quest”


“You say to yourself, ‘Here I am, the only one on the planet who knows this thing. Soon the rest of the world will know, but for the moment I am the only one.” In 1969, Stanford physicist Leonard Susskind imagined the basic building blocks of the universe as invisible vibrating loops of energy. This insight would form the basis of string theory and help lead to a radical re-envisioning of how the universe began.


CERN — LHC Announces New Higgs Discovery and Mystery: “Does It Interact With Dark Matter Particles?”



“The Higgs boson is an integral component of our universe and theorized to give all fundamental particles their mass,” said Patty McBride, distinguished scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and recently elected as one of the deputy spokespeople of the CERN CMS experiment. “But we haven’t yet confirmed exactly how this field interacts — or even if it interacts — with all the particles we know about, or if it interacts with dark matter particles which remain to be detected.”


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