Sean Carroll And Jennifer Oullette At Bloggingheads: LHC And Higgs Boson

Full diavlog here.

What is the Higgs-Boson field/particle and how does it give other particles mass?  What are fields?

What is the universe?: Carroll states:  “A set of fields obeying the rules of quantum mechanics”

It makes me wonder…

Do we need philosophers, anyways?: 

The lesson to draw from his [Kant’s] careful discussion of this subject might well be not that there must be a form of reality lying beyond space and time but rather that nothing can be real that does not conform to spatial and temporal requirements. Space and time are bound up with particularity, and only what is particular can be real.”

Related On This SiteSean Carroll Is Live-Blogging The LHC Startup and Sean Carroll: What Will The LHC Find?

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