Monthly Archives: March 2013

Higgs contributions to Weak Bosons With Weak Isospin and Spin

Here we attempt a diagram to show where the Higgs Bosons fit into the Weinberg-Salam Electroweak Unification Bosons, when the symmetry breaking turns on the particle masses. Initially, all particle masses start out at zero, so that there is weak … Continue reading

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Musings on the Naming of the Higgs Boson

First of all, I am the world’s worst science historian, so don’t take this as a reputable history article.  Second, the field will sort out the historical credit, so I am not concerned with that.  Here is a picture of … Continue reading

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Update on Higgs from CMS Presented at Moriond QCD on March 14, 2013

The CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) in CERN, Geneva, presented its Higgs data at the Moriond QCD conference on March 14, 2013.  The talk was by Christoph Ochando.  The analysis covered their complete data … Continue reading

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Gun Ownership Just Got Riskier to Your Family

A New York Times March 9 article, Share of Homes With Guns Shows 4-Decade Decline, cites the General Social Survey that gun owning families has declined to 34% in 2012.  I wanted to update a previous article that I wrote on this … Continue reading

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Communicating Climate Science to the Public, Physics Today Article by David Kramer

Physics Today is the American Physical Society members magazine with short articles on what’s new in Physics, with a few long articles on areas in physics.  Since we are about to cover communicating climate change with the public in our … Continue reading

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Future Orbital Warming, Larger Black Carbon Effect, El Nino, and Pine Bark Beetle Infestation

This is a link to my talk on Radiative Forcings to climate change that I gave to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course on Climate Change.  Gary Oberts and I presented the OLLI-NOAA videos on climate change and then supplemented … Continue reading

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Climate Change Radiative Forcings Talk to OLLI UC Irvine

This is a link to my talk on Radiative Forcings to climate change that I gave to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course on Climate Change.  Gary Oberts and I presented the OLLI-NOAA videos on climate change and then supplemented … Continue reading

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Update on Higgs Data Presented at Moriond, March 6, 2013

At the XLVIII Moriond Conference on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, on March 6, 2013, ATLAS and CMS presented updates on the Higgs candidate, often with the full data set.  For ATLAS, that is 20.7 /fb (inverse femtobarns) at 8 … Continue reading

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Global Warming and CO2 Increases Occur at the Same Time at the End of the Last Ice Age

One dilemma has been the apparent observation that the increase in global warming may have preceded a rise in CO2 by about 800±600 years.  This has now been largely explained as a snow to ice effect, in a new summary article … Continue reading

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NRC Report on Sea Level Rise Along California, Oregon, and Washington

These are the projections for sea level rise by 2100 as determined by the Relative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) calculated by climate models.  For the lowest, RCP 2.6, the sea level rise from 2005 is centered around 20″, with a rate … Continue reading

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