Reasons to Believe

Particle Physics

  • The Higgs Apocalypse

    Physicists are busy studying the particle they discovered in 2012, to see if it is indeed the Higgs boson. In the standard model of particle physics, the Higgs is a single particle, but in some … more

  • Higgs Boson May Illuminate Dark Energy

    I remember sitting on the long teeter-totter, near the ground. My older, larger brother on the far end shifted his weight all the way back, causing my end of the seesaw to quickly rise. A second later … more

  • What the Higgs Boson Discovery Means

    Last week scientists announced that they had detected the Higgs boson—or the “God particle”—or at least a Higgs-like particle. While the nickname is more tongue-in-cheek, some … more

  • TNRTB Classic: The Higgs Boson Detected

    Nearly three years ago, I predicted that scientists would find the Higgs boson by the end of 2012. Well, news from the past week validated my “bold” statement. Now the focus shifts to the … more

  • Higgs Boson Explained

    You might have seen MSNBC, The Higgs boson explained in (just a bit more than) a minute, July 6, 2012; … more

  • The Higgs Boson: Discovered or Nonexistent?

    This week we’ll see a number of announcements concerning the Higgs boson. These announcements could declare that the elusive particle has been found or is nonexistent. The scientific community … more

  • Narrowing in on the God Particle

    MSNBC, "Long-sought 'God Particle' cornered, scientists say" Dec 13, 2011; more

  • Coming Soon? Dark Matter Detection, "New Study Throws Dark Matter Finding Into Question" Nov 30, 2011; more

  • New Physics? Atom Smashers Reveal Surprise

    Yahoo! News, "Is the New Physics Here? Atom Smashers Get an Antimatter Surprise" Nov 17, 2011; more

  • Using Neutrinos to Measure Earth’s Composition

    Pigeons flying about chaotically, rock-melting lasers, targeted earthquakes, worldwide electrical storms, multiple nuclear bomb explosions, and an endless supply of Hot Pockets. All these elements … more

  • Neutrinos Travel Faster Than Light?

    Yahoo! News, "Strange Particles May Travel Faster than Light, Breaking Laws of Physics" Sep 23, 2011; more

  • The Darkest Galaxy

    In Job 38:19–20, God challenges Job and his friends with these queries, “Where does darkness reside? Do you know the paths to their dwellings?” Thousands of years later, we know that … more