The US scientist say there close to finding the Higgs Boson are you wrong
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Hi Bill, thanks for keeping in touch.
I think you might want to take another look at the article where you may have read this. As far as any results from United States sources, the hints at some sort of particle being at a similar GeV range as those being probed by CERN's LHC in Europe were the results of analyzing 10 years of data collected at the Fermi National Accelerator in Ill. Since this accelerator has now been closed, there will be no more such data coming from US sources in the foreseeable future. A quote from the latest article reads:
“Experiments at the Tevatron particle collider in Illinois are not statistically significant enough to confirm the existence of the Higgs boson where scientists theorize it is.”
As I've mentioned many times before, the mainstream press throws out spectacular headlines for sensational affect, but when you read the article, it never lives up to the hype. In truth, headlines like "scientists close in on the Higgs" is something more like searching for your lost keys: The more places you eliminate in your search, the greater the chance of you finding them where you have not yet looked. Of course, the difference is that you already KNOW your keys exist. For the scientists, they have a BELIEF that the Higgs exist.
There are still a number of problems with these findings that are not being discussed in the mainstream press. If you look back at reports out of CERN for the summer and fall of 2011, the news was very pessimistic. The reason was that no evidence for a possible Higgs was being found at the most probable GeV range. They went back and "adjusted" their models, and lo and behold! Now they're finding signals at a lower range. But the problem with this is that the particle is lighter than the models that originally pointed to the existence of the Higgs said it should be. There's now even talk that if they conclude this is the Higgs, it may require another "companion" particle to allow it to serve its proposed role. So even if they declare the Higgs, they still have to demonstrate how this lighter particle on its own generated all mass in the universe.
Recall that the issue revolves around finding a completely material explanation for gravity, and subsequently, a material explanation for the improbable order of our universe. To establish this, physics must find at least three particles: Higgs, dark matter and the graviton. I always try to mention this in my interviews when it comes up. My model predicts that they will never establish the existence of all three of these particles (the latter two for which there is no evidence at all from the LHC that scientists also hoped to find), and that prediction still stands. We are far, far away from a material explanation for gravity, and even further from demonstrating that gravity was the sole, material force that determined the ordered structure of our universe.
Hope this is helpful.
For the latest problems with the idea of dark matter, see http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/mar/HQ_12-068_Hubble_Dark_Core.html