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Jonathan Asaadi | Syracuse University | USA

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The Best Name for a Science Article

“Higgs in Space!!!”

Sounds like a title for a hilarious super hero comic or an 1920’s radio show, but is in fact a really interesting article about Nasa’s FERMI satellite.

Check out the article here

314332main_glast_exploded_view_medWith such a cool name as Higgs in Space. One thing this article reminds me of is the race that is always going on in science. While it is true that we all have some esoteric understanding of a search for truth and meaning, we also want to be the first to find it.

The recent flurry of activity at the start-up of the LHC is proof that while we are all very happy to have a new toy (if you can call the worlds largest particle accelerator a toy) that works, we want to be the first to use it to figure out what is really going on in the universe.

The search for the Higgs Boson is a race that many are involved in, Fermilab (with CDF and D0), the LHC, (with CMS and Atlas to name a few), as well as experiments like FERMI satellite. One great side effect of so many people looking for this and the drive it creates to be the first is that the competition really pushes science and our ability to understand.

As well as helping us create neat names like Higgs in Space….(note: this is only a fun thing to say if you do it in the voice of a loud radio announcer)

🙂

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