“It’s very nice to be right sometimes.”
- Peter Higgs
With all this breaking July 4th news about the discovery of the "God Particle" at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, and some hand-wringing* about the new boson behaving like the Standard Model Higgs, this clip from Richard Feynman seemed very appropriate for this Independence Day:
* July 7 update: Here's some more hand-wringing about the "pedestrian solution" chosen by nature, by Stephen Wolfram. And be sure to check out Ethan Siegel's post explaining why this isn't the end of physics, Sean Carroll's piece on what's next, or Lawrence Krauss' explanation of why "God particle" is ontologically misleading (if by "God" we are talking about how the universe was created).