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Beatrice Lugger

Nature Video: The last boson?

Tantalizing glimpses of the Higgs boson have been spotted at CERN. This elusive particle is the last piece of the Standard Model to be confirmed. While at the Lindau meeting, physics Nobel laureates give Nature their views.

Markus Pössel

Higgs search update: basics and subtleties

I admit to having been skeptical. The Higgs – so what? It’s not like this was unexpected. But the Lindau meeting is a good place to get many different perspectives on the new discovery: watching the CERN press conference, attending Lindau’s own press conference with Carlo Rubbia, David Gross and Martinus Veltman, listening to the […]

Juan García-Bellido

The discovery of the Higgs occupies the minds of everyone in Lindau

Today, 4th of July 2012, has been a very long but exciting day. I was here in Lindau, writing my last blog at one o’clock in the morning, when I received an email from a colleague who warned me of a leak from CERN that appeared in the British newspaper The Telegraph, showing an unauthorized […]

Juan García-Bellido

Particle physics Nobel laureates are prepared to receive the Higgs in Lindau

Five minutes before the morning session we see three Nobel laureates – Tini Veltman, Carlo Rubbia and David Gross – moving around eachother next to the stand, preparing their laptops for the presentations, later displayed on the huge screens of Lindau Auditorium. Rubbia seems angry with the others because they are using his Mac connector. […]

Markus Pössel

Es tut sich etwas in der Teilchenphysik

Ich muss gestehen: Obwohl ich mich sehr auf diese Lindauer Tagung gefreut habe, an die Teilchenphysik hatte ich keine allzu großen Erwartungen. In letzter Zeit hat sich bei den Grundlagen des Standardmodells der Teilchenphysik nicht viel getan. Das hatte ich bereits 2010 gemerkt, als der zusammenfassende Vortrag von David Gross in ziemlich identischer Form bereits […]

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Wie speichert man eigentlich große Mengen Energie?

Am letzten Tag des Nobelpreisträgertreffens diskutieren Experten über Energiespeicher der Zukunft. Es reicht nämlich nicht, einfach nur fossile Brennstoffe durch erneuerbare Energien zu ersetzen. Etwa 20 Terawatt Elektrizität erzeugt die Menschheit heute, und die meisten Fachleute gehen davon aus dass diese Menge in naher Zukunft noch einmal deutlich steigen wird. Gleichzeitig wollen aber alle weg […]

Alexander Bastidas Fry

CERN, Dark Energy, and Dark Matter

When you throw together six distinguished physicists (David Gross, John Mather, Carlo Rubbia, George Smoot, Gerardus ’t Hooft, and Martinus Veltman) into debate on what CERN will teach us about the dark energy and dark matter you can’t guarantee the same kind harmony that these physicists strive for in their own theories. There was a majority agreement […]