Perhaps the neatest thing about today’s announcement that scientists have discovered a particle “consistent” with the Higgs boson theory, is that the man who came up with the theory is alive to hear about it.
Professor Peter Higgs realized 48 years ago that there could be a particle that confers mass.
“I never expected this to happen in my lifetime and shall be asking my family to put some champagne in the fridge,” Higgs said.
The second-neatest thing is we may soon say for certain why pigs are heavy…
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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