Higgs Boson Prefers Doom Metal; OK with CERN
A few scant days ago (the 4th of July to be accurate) scientists at the CERN particle accelerator announced the discovery of a particle matching the description of the Higgs Boson, the most wanted particle in physics. Other low-rent publications have been sitting down with “experts” to pore over the meaning of the find. We decided to go straight to the source and sat down with the Higgs itself.
For our less informed readers, how would you describe yourself?
I’m the particle manifesting as the smallest possible excitation of the Higgs Field. Interacting with this field is what gives other particles their mass.
You have always been a bit of recluse, what was your reaction when you found out scientists at CERN would be looking for you?
I’ve always loved a good game of hide-and-seek. This one’s been hugely exciting.
You chose to make your big appearance on the 4th of July. Is this indicative that much as the Christian God prefers America so does the God particle?
What are your plans now? There have been rumors you are releasing a spoken word album.
Wherever there’s a body in motion staying in motion, I’ll be there. Whenever there’s a body at rest remaining at rest, I’ll be there.
No plans for a spoken-word album–I’m more into heavier stuff: early Earth, SunnO)))…that kind of thing. Have you ever heard a black hole resonate? That’s some heavy stuff right there.