15Dec2011

Finding The 'God' Particle.

Yet again, the Higgs boson dominates news headlines around the world. At time of writing, it was even a "trending topic" on Twitter, competing with Lady Gaga and Santa. This time it's not rumours; it's not reports about the hypothetical superpowers of the mysterious subatomic particle; it's a bona fide announcement by physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). It is an indication that this is the closest we've come in the search for the mysterious particle.

The Story :- New York University physicists are part of a research team that has narrowed the search for the Higgs boson, a sub-atomic particle that is a building block of the universe. In an announcement made in Geneva, scientists said they have found signs of its existence and narrowed the regions where the elusive particle could be.

"If these first hints evolve into a conclusive observation of the Higgs boson, it will be a triumph of human intellect and ingenuity," said NYU physicist Kyle Cranmer, one of the project's researchers.

The Higgs boson is named after physicist Peter Higgs, who theorized its existence more than 40 years ago as a way to explain why atoms have weight. Its discovery would provide fundamental insights into the origin of mass-specifically, why some particles have mass-and explain other scientific mysteries.

It has been dubbed the "God Particle" because it is associated with an energy field that gives other particles their mass, or resistance.

For decades, physicists have been searching for the Higgs boson, the only particle of the Standard Model of Particle Physics that scientists have yet to detect. The Standard Model of Particle Physics describes the universe in terms of its fundamental particles and the forces between them.

In their search, physicists have employed the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva. LHC, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, has enough energy to detect the remaining mass range for the Higgs boson, with today's announcement revealing the collider's capabilities.

By colliding high-energy beams in the centers of the LHC's particle detectors, scientists aim to make discoveries about the nature of the physical universe. The debris of the collisions reveals the nature of fundamental particle interactions and may also contain as-yet undiscovered particles.

Scientists from NYU's Experimental High Energy Physics group are part of a world-wide collaboration to investigate the fundamental nature of matter and the basic forces that shape the universe. The collaboration, ATLAS, is based at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, that employs LHC.

"We have restricted the most likely mass region for the Higgs boson to 116-130 GeV, and over the last few weeks we have started to see an intriguing excess of events in the mass range around 125 GeV," explained ATLAS experiment spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti.

"This excess may be due to a fluctuation, but it could also be something more interesting. We cannot conclude anything at this stage. We need more study and more data. Given the outstanding performance of the LHC this year, we will not need to wait long for enough data and can look forward to resolving this puzzle in 2012." Source: Space Daily

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Kalhan Sanyal says:

DISCOVERING THE SO CALLED GOD PARTICLE MAY BE OBVIOUS AN ADVENTURE TO SATISFY THE GREATEST SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGY EXPERIMENTATION IN THE WORLD, BUT OBVIOUSLY IT IS GOING TO OPEN UP FURTHER ENDLESS QUESTIONS AND ROUTES FOR THE FURTHER EXPLORING….THERE WILL BE NEVER AND NEVER A FINAL SOLUTION TO CONCLUDE ABOUT THE CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE SCIENTIFICALLY OR PHILOSOPHICALLY,THESE ARE ONLY SELF-SATISFYING EGO-DRIVEN PLEASURE,ENDLESSLY,THOUGH AS A BY-PRODUCT OUT OF THESE MERIT DRIVEN ACTIVITY,CIVILIZATION GAINS MORE AND MORE INSIGHT INTO THE FOSTERING OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH THAT IS ALREADY INSIDE OF US TO BE DISCOVERED INDIVIDUALLY BY EACH OF US, THAT IS THE DIVINE-MAGNETISM OF THE WORD ‘GOD’.

ONE MAY LIKE TO READ THE FOLLOWING,IF WISH SO.

Prof. Stephen Hawking and GodSep 6, ’10 5:57 AM
by kalhan for everyone

kalhansanyalS. Hawking and God

1.With earnest reverence to Prof. Stephen Hawking , I care to submit the following, and request the appropriate personality to convey to him, my humble reflection, and request him, if possible, let he very kindly find time to send few lines to my mailbox (samir1942@yahoo.com).
1. We do not know WHO (how/who/when) created the Universe, for certain. If the ‘Bing Bang’ created the Universe, another name of God is ‘Big Bang’. If Prof. Stephen Hawking knows all about it, another name of God is ‘Stephen Hawking ‘, I have no difficulty in agreeing to this possibility, for according to Vedanta, the name of ‘Other God’ is MAN, if fact, Vedanta is the Science of Human Possibility, this realization makes an animal a man, and a man, a God. ( Right at this moment only problem is this, even the Professor is also perishable, but the God and the whole concept is God, is not perishable, it is eternally existing consciousness (in Bliss)…, into Him, there is no ‘conflict’ exists, and it is ever in ‘questionlessness’ (all questions answered into it), so it is in eternal Bliss ( that is not the state of mind of Prof. Stephen Hawking , unfortunately).

2. I , humbly want to submit, how to define a Scientist; He is a Scientist who accepts the ‘Truth/Fact’ as ‘never ending’ possibility, that is, a Scientist must be aware that ‘no one can say the last word about the final Truth, one can discover, by and by, Truth 1, Truth 2,…and so on, and one must admit that, one to infinity, all are the quanta of Truth, improved Truths, but never the final Truth, another name of final Truth is God…and it is never reachable in a ‘sharable’ dimension, but, ‘he only knows, who knows’.Same is the case, in any field of progress, Geology to Botany to Cosmology, all approches are in the direction of ‘fact finding’, each station in the route is a fact and truth, but never the final Truth…., only a truly scientific mind can appreciate this reflection, a never ending journey into the fact-finding adventure, but, ego is the only stumbling block, who says, I have reached the end of the Universe and I have known the final answer; it is un-scientific !

3. To deny the concept of God ( spiritual concept) via Big Bang ( spontaneity) is to ‘Yes’ to God, unless something exist, it cannot be denied entirely. (Shadow is there, because the object is there, one can say, in a way, the infinite Universe ( not the cosmological physical universe only), physical/mental/spiritual and if anything beyond, is a shadow of God ! ).

4.Yes, you are speaking the very very high level of Truth, dear Professor,but never the ‘Infinite Truth’ that is not definable, that is not measurable, even in the very higher level of physics, where you live, as a natural gift ; you were born as a very great and un-believable possibility, may be, as a ‘Wish of God’ or as a possibility of a phenomenon who shall solve the riddle of the ‘Big Bang’, but that is only a very small puzzle in the infinite universe of the God into which we play with lots of ego, and He plays the divine ‘hide and seek’ to applaud us , in divine fun.

5.Nothing is above ‘wisdom’ ( physics itself is not wisdom, it is only physical intelligence). God is Wisdom supreme, that is why You, I exist.

6.Who/How created the state of Big Bang.If Physics, who created physics, if ‘man’, who created ‘man’, if ‘physics’, then again there is a do-loop situation !.

7. Do not end your effort of discovering Infinity, endlessly, That is the concept of GOD.

8.You are in the captivity of your genetics, dear Sir ! Naturally, what you are discovering and sharing, is your very aptitude…that finally ends into a very do-loop in ego; true, God loves you immensely via the great honours you receive from the greater part of the world…., fine, none, no one, even you are destined to speak the final Truth, please leave that to the God…the early the better….for un-peace is the only reward, that God does not want to offer you, never, for you are very much His very beloved child.

9.God is an all encompassing spiritual concept, that also accommodates ‘BIG bang’, only as a chapter !

10. You, ‘to and fro’ in the physical and mental dimension only, but have no taste for spiritual dimension, this is unfortunate for us, who love you.

11. Concept of ‘God’ is not bound by any cultural dimension; it is of ‘infinite possibility’, where even man of highest attainment (say, like you), is only a very small chapter .

12. Read VEDANTA intensely for one year, at least, repeatedly, in ,
Jnan Yoga ( Path of Knowledge), by Swami Vivekananda and The Message of the Brhadaranyaka Upanisad, by Swami Ranganathananda and come out of your self-created-captivity. ( May be, you will be the right person to express Vedantic expressions in the language of mathematics in the ocean of physics ).

Love, as ever, Kalhan Sanyal, samir1942@yahoo.com, 4 Sept.2010

Consciousness

1st. September, 2008.

1. Nothing can be defined absolutely.
2. We only are able to SEE into which we are ABLE TO SEE.
3. When nothing was there—-only something was there, that is Consciousness.
4. Everything is approximation.
5. Consciousness is NOT material , it only exists eternally—as only SOMETHING about which one can ‘scientifically’ guess. ( It is not ‘Dark Matter’ that makes up 85% of The Universe {as we see now in June 2010, some astophysists are also not trusting into the concept of ‘dark matter’}, as the Cosmologists claim…., for, however, ‘fine and transparent it is’, still it is ‘Matter’, that, ‘changes with passage of time’.Consciousness is ORIGINAL and non-changeful, from which, ‘everything’ takes birth, including, ‘dark matter’ (if any), keeping it (Consciousness), still, non-changeful.
6. ‘Scientifically’ means—endlessly traveling—and enjoying endlessly–, if possible, approximately, (as new stations of understanding), and quantifying appropriately, for that ‘station’, for that moment of realization….( ‘Tar Iti Kara Jayna’ [Sree Ramakrishna] {‘ no one can say the last word , about THAT (TRUTH)’}).
7. ‘Consciousness’ should be such that…., it only can be REALIZED (with total satisfaction).
8. First, it is absolutely individual realization…..then, with effort, sharable to, approximation, with the Universe (World).
9. Universal Feelings,….achievable .
10. Then , One is ‘Aptakam’ ( Nothings remains for her/him ‘TO BE KNOWN’) , all doubts have been answered…..divine mystery, has been totally solved !
11. Until, as an approach to quantify in the abstract language of mathematics…..physical science may not be able to share the enjoyment of CONSCIOUSNESS, ( because, it is not having any changefulness as a ‘material’ and physical science is only able to ‘capture’ …..’that’ entity, that ‘changes’ {‘relative’ in nature, and NOT “ABSOLUTE”. For instance, it can try to define, ‘Infinity’, mathematically, say, as , ‘x’ divided by zero, or , say, where all the parallel lines ‘meet’……, but, it cannot ‘capture’ , “Absolute Infinity”, physically, as a ‘measured’ entity….., it remains , only as an ‘approximation of a concept’} ) from which it has taken birth as an expansion of human intellect.
12. Nature of Consciousness, SAT-CHIT-ANANDA, SAT (Eternal)-CHIT (Consciousness)-ANANDA(Bliss), that is, “Eternally Existing Absolute Consciousness in Bliss”.
13. This ‘Consciousness’ can be reached, as The SEERS have been discovered/established and proclaimed for the benefit of All, through, a. Devotion (Bhakti Yoga), b. Discrimination/Discernment (Knowledge/Jnan Yoga) c. Meditation/Control of Mind (Yoga/Raja Yoga) d. Action (to ‘Work’ ONLY for Others) and dedication of its Fruit to The Lord (Karma Yoga). [ “He only lives, who live for the others, others are more dead, than alive.” Swami Vivekananda ].
14. ‘CHIT’ or Absolute Consciousness, CANNOT be fathomed, via, instrumentation, for the ‘state’ of that entity is NOT , ‘material’ in nature, so , it cannot be measured, in a physical sense, so , idea shall remain, as only , approximation in hypothetical and theoretical philosophical debates shall continue, for ever….
15. It may be abstracted further via abstract theory of mathematics…., for enjoyment, intellectually, without any physical proof.
16. Scientific/mathematical approach should be to discover an entity (which is not absolutely definable) from which EVERYTHING (material or subtle), Subjective and Objective has to come out (take birth ! ).
17. Till then, MIND (Population of Thought) the only Friend (and Foe), to cultivate, via, point (13), to reach ‘Peace of Mind’ , in BLISS.

9.10.08
FAITH
1. It is in the Mind.
2. Its proof is also in the mind.
3. Its experiment is also in the mind.
4. Its cultivation is also in the mind.
5. It changes, but it reasons and becomes ‘Improved Faith’.
6. Experiments with faith is spirituality.
7. Spirituality in culture is religion.
25.10.08

8. Pure Mind (Interface to Atman) receives the devotion/faith ‘content’ of the ‘creation’,
(say, Image/Photograph) and presents it to the Atman for Its/His/Her ‘Enjoyment’, as because,
Atman (Consciousness) is the Purest, It, immediately becomes ‘engrossed’ into the truest (Faith)
That has been presented to HIM, and becomes the ‘Totality’ into the Faith (caring no trace of the
Previous frame of enjoyment), like a ‘Child’s Simplicity’..
9.Faith is the ‘full trust’ in memory-impression as exists now, in the Mind (material) and gives birth of
A culture of religion of some specific name. (Hindu, Christian, Muslim etc.)
10. Faith brings the subject to the door of Supreme Consciousness, but it is only the Interface , being
In the Mind (material), and not the ‘Whole Truth’ (Consciousness)
(Non-material/Spirit/Brahman).

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