Tag Archives: James Wells

Cease using the phrase “Standard Model” for a theory we know to be incorrect.

Things James Wells writes are usually worth reading, and this is no exception. Highly recommended to anyone (like me) who is thinking a lot about the current state, and future, of particle physics. Or who is just interested in how … Continue reading

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Is the Standard Model isolated?

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN revealed the Higgs boson in 2012, but has led to no comparable discovery since. It is worth asking what we hope to learn from the new data coming soon – and indeed from any … Continue reading

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Could the Higgs boson have been discovered by accident?

We have a tendency to oversimplify complicated issues. Sometimes this gives useful clarity, but more frequently it gives a distorted impression of what I am stubborn enough to call the truth. Clarity can be seductive, but is disastrously misleading if it … Continue reading

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