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“The group of 30 UofT researchers, including 16 graduate students, used the SciNet super-computing resources at UofT to sift through the data to identify collisions containing Higgs boson candidates. Their group is now studying a much larger data set trying to understand the properties of the new particle and preparing to upgrade their experiment to search for other new physics processes beyond the Higgs.”

ONE INTERESTING THING they bring up is the NON-EMPTINESS of VACUUM–So I’m wondering if the vacuum energy they refer to is related to Nikola Tesla’s “free energy.”

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BTW, On Dec. 7 CBC Radio’s “Quirks and Quarks” host  Bob McDonald will have as guests:

  • Pierre Savard and William Trischuk, two U of T professors involved in the Large Hadron Collider
  • Caltech physicist Sean Carroll, author of The Particle At The End of The Universe

Following Natasha’s tip (THANKU!!!), I saw Tom Shadyac’s 2011 documentary I Am.

From growing up learning to “succeed”–to directing Jim Carrie movies–to success that reaps no happiness–to a documentary with 2 research questions, posed to some of today’s “significant minds”:

1. “What’s wrong with our world?”

and–in his words the more important one,

2. “What can we do about it?”

Tom’s “I am” answer to Q1 reiterates the famed reply by G. K. Chesterton, some 84 years his senior (cf.)

The official I Am website and activities reported there are, no doubt, Tom’s steps toward a personal Q2 answer.


November 2012


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