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If the Higgs mass was 115 GeV it would be strong evidence for super symmetry connecting fermions to bosons
And that case there is still room for an intelligent designer acting back from the future dark energy DeSitter cosmic horizon programming a virtual hologram universe simulation

10^120 ~ 1/ / qubits

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If the Higgs mass was 140 GeV it would be strong evidence for Tegmark's multi-verse levels one and two in that case the mass of the electron etc. is a random coincidence in the cosmic landscape of string theory

In fact the Higgs mass is 125 GeV smack in the middle pretty much

Therefore God is subtle but not malicious as Einstein said

I do predict they will never find a dark matter particle however because dark matter is made from virtual particles inside the quantum vacuum in my opinion

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  • Jack Sarfatti Hawking's low freq radiation are analogous to Goldstone modes, my new high freq horizon signal is like a Higgs signal.
  • Jack Sarfatti On jet-lag in London from SFO

    Hawking radiation peak frequency is c/A^1/2

    A = area entropy of 2D horizon gtt = 0.

    Think of horizon as spherical membrane of thickness Lp.

    So c/A^1/2 are the theta, phi phase waves in an effective order parameter potential V(r, theta, phi).

    As A ---> infinity the frequency ---> 0 - massless Goldstone mode.

    However, the Higgs mode I predict is in the radial vibrations peak frequency c/Lp gets red shifted by (Lp/A^1/2)^1/2 < 1 at the detector to peak frequency

    c/(LpA^1/2)^1/2 > c/A^1/2

    In limit A ---> infinity both modes are gapless, but as soon as A is finite the Higgsian type mode splits off a higher frequency branch.

    Not sure how far this analogy goes, but I want to record it just in case.

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What people do not seem to understand is that the vacuum Higgs field is a Glauber coherent state of off mass shell spin zero Higgs quanta. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coherent_states

It's actually a virtual time crystal in Wilczek's sense.

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/426917/physicists-predict-the-existence-of-time-crystals/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_particle

Virtual particles are stabilized frozen into the macro-quantum coherent ground states by P.W. Anderson's phase rigidity. This is distinct from their role as random zero point fluctuations. The latter is analogous to the normal fluid with the former as the superfluid condensate in He4 for example.

Gapless acoustic phonons that correspond to transverse crystal distortions seem to be analogous to spin 1 quanta. However, the Lorentz group does not describe crystals in the v/c << 1 limit.

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Oct 20, 2010 – phonons with spin 1. In this letter, we estimate the masses of Sound Boson- Particles which are around 500 times smaller than the atom mass.

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[0708.3344] Higgs-mass predictions
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Jack Sarfatti ‎2) Static Coulomb field of a point charge q, i.e. e/r potential is a coherent Glauber state of longitudinally polarized spin 1 virtual photons of frequency f = 0 and wave numbers k weighted by 1/k^2 (see Wikipedia on Feynman propagators)
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Jack Sarfatti ‎3) ordinary space crystal ground states are Glauber coherent states of virtual phonons again of frequency f = 0 but now with wave vectors k ~ harmonics of 1/lattice spacings of the unit cell.
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Jack Sarfatti Note there are both acoustic and optical phonons. The acoustic phonons are analogous to the gapless Goldstone phase modes. The optical phonons with an energy gap are analogous to the Higgs bosons with mass of 125 Gev.
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Jack Sarfatti In the case of the Higgs field, if it is a time crystal then it has a spectrum of frequencies f =/= 0 if it changes in time as well as a spectrum of wave vectors k =/= 0 if it also is inhomogeneous in space. The past and future cosmological horizons provide long wave cutoffs.


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On Aug 28, 2012, at 1:19 PM, JACK SARFATTI <sarfatti@pacbell.net> wrote:

What people do not seem to understand is that the vacuum Higgs field is a Glauber coherent state of off mass shell spin zero Higgs quanta.

It's actually a virtual time crystal in Wilczek's sense.

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On Aug 27, 2012, at 8:40 PM, Carlos Perelman wrote:

Dear Jack and Tony : Thank you very much for your links. A friend of mine sent me  
a compilation history of Higgs masses in the link by Thomas Schucker, version 8, 2011 : http://arxiv.org/abs/0708.3344

 
Best wishes carlos


On Jul 14, 2012, at 5:06 PM, MPOGO@aol.com wrote:

Jack,
 
Very much appreciated your online explanation that the Higgs field is made up of virtual Higgs Bosons, and that you have to "hit" the vacuum with 100s of GeV energy to materialize a Higgs in real space.
 
If the Higgs field is the source of inertial mass, and gravitation mass is equal to inertial mass from the equivalence principle, then is the Higgs field also the source of gravity?  I think this would require the Higgs field "viscosity to become anisotropic, making easer for a particle to accelerate towards a mass then away from one.
 
What does the master think? :)
 
Mark


Definitely a good question. One must include the stress-energy tensor Tuv

Scalar field
Main article: Klein–Gordon equation
The stress-energy tensor for a scalar field  which satisfies the Klein–Gordon equation is

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/math/1/f/c/1fcdac70037e6a41532326d76c96d42a.png

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress–energy_tensor

where phi is the vacuum expectation value of the Higgs-Goldstone Glauber coherent state of huge but uncertain numbers of virtual massive Higgs and virtual massless Goldstone all in the same cell of phase space of volume h^3.
of the spin 0 Higgs field into Einstein’s field equation

Guv + (8piG/c^4)Tuv = 0

where now m ~ 125 Gev

Note that the second term in Tuv has the form of Einstein’s cosmological constant / with

/ ~ (10^28 cm)^-1 = (125 Gev)|vacuum superconductor expectation value of Higgs-Goldstone field|^2

This is an interesting quantitative formula.

/^-1 = area of our future event horizon in Tamara Davis’s conformal time  diagram

with the anti-gravity DARK ENERGY DENSITY = hc//Lp^2 = redshifted advanced Wheeler-Feynman Hawking-Unruh black body radiation from our future de Sitter event horizon.

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Physicists Propose Building a Crystal of Space-Time
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There is a very intuitive though not simple way to understand the space-time crystal.

1) spontaneous broken symmetry in complex many particle systems. These are quantum phase transitions like when our observable universe is created in the moment of inflation out of the pre-existing unstable false vacuum in which all particles have zero rest mass because the Higgs field had not yet formed. The appearance of the Higgs field is the effect spontaneous broken symmetry in which the post-inflation quantum vacuum of our expanding universe. The quantum vacuum has less symmetry than do the field equations for some of the matter fields.

2) Quantum field theory shows that matter exists in two very different forms - real and virtual. Matter in virtual form lives inside the quantum vacuum briefly popping into and out of existence. We see this indirectly in small shifts of spectral lines of atoms (Lamb shift) and in the Casimir zero point force between two neutral plates. Virtual particles do not transport energy outside the "near field" and they cannot directly cause a counter to click only real particles can do that. The LHC just showed us a real Higgs boson kicked out of the vacuum by the tremendous focused energy of the machine. It's like chipping a small piece of ice out of a huge glacier that is the VIRTUAL Higgs-Goldstone spontaneous broken symmetry field inside the vacuum. There are two kinds of spontaneous broken symmetry particles. The Goldstone particle has zero rest mass like the photon particle of light. The Higgs particle has a finite rest mass now seen at about 125 Gev in the LHC. There may be several Higgs and Goldstone particles. The Higgs and Goldstone particles come in conjugate pairs like the amplitude and phase of a coherent laser beam wave. In fact the Higgs-Goldstone vacuum field is mathematically somewhat similar to a laser beam field with some important differences of course. The mathematics of these general "coherent states" was worked out in the early 1960's by Nobel Laureate Harvard physics professor Roy Glauber. Basically we have a large number of particles all in the same single-particle quantum state although that actual number is uncertain and in the simplest case has a Poisson distribution.This happens not only in lasers but in superconductors and as we see below even in Frank Wilczek's space-time crystal. The difference is that the Higgs vacuum field that itself gives rest masses to the leptons and quarks is made up of huge numbers of VIRTUAL Higgs-Goldstone conjugate particle pairs that form a set of complex numbers z in the polar representation for those of you who know some high school math where z = Rexp(itheta). R is the amplitude and theta is the phase. The massive Higgs particle in real form are quantized vibrations in the amplitude R like you AM radio. The massless Goldstone particles in real form are quantized vibrations in the phase theta of the coherent vacuum field like your FM radio roughly.

3) A space crystal is a periodic lattice of atoms that forms in a quantum phase transition in which the continuous translational symmetry of the higher temperature gas or liquid is spontaneously broken down to a much smaller discrete crystal group. The phonon is a massless Goldstone particle. The analogous Higgs particle would be a phonon sound wave with an energy gap at infinite wavelength. However, a single phonon is a collective normal mode of all the real atoms that form the crystal lattice. Now real phonons that propagate sound energy have a frequency that is the speed of sound divided by the wavelength. However, virtual phonons do not obey that relationship at all. Indeed, the crystal lattice itself is a Glauber coherent state of a huge uncertain number of VIRTUAL PHONONS all in the same single-phonon quantum state. These particular virtual phonons have zero frequency with finite wavelengths along the three directions of space that are determined by the particular discrete space-crystal group that is not spontaneously broken. A very similar thing happens for electromagnetic photons in the ordinary electrostatic Coulomb field e/r potential energy per unit test charge q in the rest frame of a point charge e where r is the distance between e and q. The longitudinal electrostatic field is a coherent Glauber state of a huge uncertain number of virtual photons of zero frequency with a whole continuum of wavelengths along the three dimensions of space.

4) We now have a unified conceptual framework. The space-time crystal is simply a Glauber coherent state of again virtual phonons but this time with a finite frequency and the same set of discrete wavelengths as in the space-crystal.



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Jack Sarfatti

There is a very intuitive though not simple way to understand the space-time crystal.
1) spontaneous broken symmetry in complex many particle systems. These are quantum phase transitions like when our observable universe is created in the moment of inflation out of the pre-existing unstable false vacuum in which all particles have zero rest mass because the Higgs field had not yet formed. The appearance of the Higgs field is the effect spontaneous broken symmetry in which the post-inflation quantum vacuum of our expanding universe. The quantum vacuum has less symmetry than do the field equations for some of the matter fields.
2) Quantum field theory shows that matter exists in two very different forms - real and virtual. Matter in virtual form lives inside the quantum vacuum briefly popping into and out of existence. We see this indirectly in small shifts of spectral lines of atoms (Lamb shift) and in the Casimir zero point force between two neutral plates. Virtual particles do not transport energy outside the "near field" and they cannot directly cause a counter to click only real particles can do that. The LHC just showed us a real Higgs boson kicked out of the vacuum by the tremendous focused energy of the machine. It's like chipping a small piece of ice out of a huge glacier that is the VIRTUAL Higgs-Goldstone spontaneous broken symmetry field inside the vacuum. There are two kinds of spontaneous broken symmetry particles. The Goldstone particle has zero rest mass like the photon particle of light. The Higgs particle has a finite rest mass now seen at about 125 Gev in the LHC. There may be several Higgs and Goldstone particles. The Higgs and Goldstone particles come in conjugate pairs like the amplitude and phase of a coherent laser beam wave. In fact the Higgs-Goldstone vacuum field is mathematically somewhat similar to a laser beam field with some important differences of course. The mathematics of these general "coherent states" was worked out in the early 1960's by Nobel Laureate Harvard physics professor Roy Glauber. Basically we have a large number of particles all in the same single-particle quantum state although that actual number is uncertain and in the simplest case has a Poisson distribution.This happens not only in lasers but in superconductors and as we see below even in Frank Wilczek's space-time crystal. The difference is that the Higgs vacuum field that itself gives rest masses to the leptons and quarks is made up of huge numbers of VIRTUAL Higgs-Goldstone conjugate particle pairs that form a set of complex numbers z in the polar representation for those of you who know some high school math where z = Rexp(itheta). R is the amplitude and theta is the phase. The massive Higgs particle in real form are quantized vibrations in the amplitude R like you AM radio. The massless Goldstone particles in real form are quantized vibrations in the phase theta of the coherent vacuum field like your FM radio roughly.
3) A space crystal is a periodic lattice of atoms that forms in a quantum phase transition in which the continuous translational symmetry of the higher temperature gas or liquid is spontaneously broken down to a much smaller discrete crystal group. The phonon is a massless Goldstone particle. The analogous Higgs particle would be a phonon sound wave with an energy gap at infinite wavelength. However, a single phonon is a collective normal mode of all the real atoms that form the crystal lattice. Now real phonons that propagate sound energy have a frequency that is the speed of sound divided by the wavelength. However, virtual phonons do not obey that relationship at all. Indeed, the crystal lattice itself is a Glauber coherent state of a huge uncertain number of VIRTUAL PHONONS all in the same single-phonon quantum state. These particular virtual phonons have zero frequency with finite wavelengths along the three directions of space that are determined by the particular discrete space-crystal group that is not spontaneously broken. A very similar thing happens for electromagnetic photons in the ordinary electrostatic Coulomb field e/r potential energy per unit test charge q in the rest frame of a point charge e where r is the distance between e and q. The longitudinal electrostatic field is a coherent Glauber state of a huge uncertain number of virtual photons of zero frequency with a whole continuum of wavelengths along the three dimensions of space.
4) We now have a unified conceptual framework. The space-time crystal is simply a Glauber coherent state of again virtual phonons but this time with a finite frequency and the same set of discrete wavelengths as in the space-crystal.

20 Things You (probably) Didn’t Know About the Higgs Boson
by Saul-Paul Sirag (7/7/12)

1. It’s called a boson, because it has spin-0, which puts it into the family of
integral-spin particles (including the photon with spin-1).

2. All bosons obey Bose-Einstein statistical rules. Satyendranath Bose and
Albert Einstein published these statistical rules in 1924. These
statistics imply that bosons tend to be in the same quantum state, an
example being the photons in a laser beam.

3. The other family of particles (which have half-integral spin) is called
Fermions because they obey Fermi-Dirac statistical rules, published
by Enrico Fermi and Paul Dirac in 1926. For example, electrons and
protons have spin-1/2, and thus obey Fermi-Dirac statistics. These
statistics imply that any two fermions (of like kind) can never be in
the same quantum state. This is why there is solid matter.

4. It’s called the Higgs Boson, after Peter Higgs who in 1964 published a
paper proposing the existence of a spin-0 field that provided mass
to the spin-1 particles that carry the weak force.

5. Five other physicists, published a similar idea in two papers: (1) Francois
Englert & Robert Brout, of Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
(2) Tom Kibble of Imperial College, London; Gerald Guralnik of the
University of Rochester; & Carl Hagen of Brown University.

6. However, Dr. Higgs (at the University of Edinburgh) was the first to
propose that there had to be a massive spin-0 particle which could in
principle be detected. He added this particle proposal as an extra
paragraph to his paper in order to rebut the criticism that his idea was
not sufficiently relevant to be published.

7. The Higgs Boson is called the last remaining item of the Standard Model
of particle physics to be detected. However, by the rules of the
Standard Model alone, the Higgs particle would absorb too much
mass by interacting with the virtual particles of the quantum vacuum.


8. Enter SUSY (more formally called supersymmetry). SUSY requires a
supersymmetry partner (of opposite-spin type) for every particle of
the Standard Model. SUSY fixes the problem of too much mass from
the virtual particle interactions, because supersymmetry partners have
an opposite effect on the virtual interactions.

9. But wait, the discovery of a Higgs boson with a mass of 125 GeV at the
Large Hadron Collider (the LHC), looks too much like a plain-vanilla
Standard Model Higgs boson.

10. Well, Gordon Kane (at the University of Michigan) has a solution:
bring in M-theory (which unifies the 5 competing Superstring
theories, entailing also SUSY, of course). In this very avant garde
(but beautiful) picture, “the lightest Higgs boson behaves very much
like the standard-model Higgs boson. And it has a mass of about 125
GeV, just as observed.” (See: Gordon Kane, Nature, 16 Dec. 2011).

11. Dr. Kane says “the lightest Higgs boson” because SUSY claims that
there are 4 other Higgs bosons, but they are much too massive to
detected at LHC.

12. So how can we distinguish between a Standard-Model Higgs boson and
a SUSY modified version of the lightest Higgs boson? Dr. Kane has a
ready answer: “It will be easy to tell h [the Higgs boson] is the
supersymmetric one since superpartners will also be found.” (See:
http://www.science20.com/print/82028 .)

13. Incidentally, Dr. Kane has just won a $100-bet with Stephen Hawking
(of Cambridge University). Dr. Hawking made a bet with Dr. Kane
that the Higgs boson could not be found at the LHC (because it would
be swamped the noise of mini black holes). So far, at the LHC, the
Higgs has been found but the mini black holes have not shown up.

14. The Higgs boson is also called the God Particle, because that is the title
of a (very funny) popular book by Leon Lederman (with Dick
Teresi) in 1993. Somewhat like in the Bible, the universe started out
with a chaotic mix of particles all moving at the speed of light because
none of them had rest mass. Then very close to the beginning of time
the Higgs field turned on and the particles wading through this field
slowed down a bit because they were accumulating rest mass.

15. The name God Particle, has offended many physicists (and others).
Dr. Lederman (Nobel laureate & former director of the Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory) wrote in his book that he wanted to
call it “the Goddamed particle” because it is so hard to find; but his
publisher (Houghton Mifflin Co.) insisted on “the God particle.”

16. There was not enough evidence at Fermilab Tevatron (with only 2TeV
energy level) to claim a discovery of the Higgs boson, according to
the most recent data analysis released on the 2nd of July, 2012, just 2
days before the LHC claim of Higgs boson at 125-126 GeV.

17. Dr. Lederman was the leader of the plan to build the Superconducting
Supercollider (SSC) at Waxahachie, Texas, which would have had a
ring 54 miles in circumference and produce collisions at 40 TeV.
(Compare this to the LHC with a 27-mile ring and a top collision
energy of 14 TeV.) Dr. Lederman wrote his book to drum up support
in the US (especially the Congress) for building the SSC.
Construction had already begun, but there was a good possibility that
the whole project would be cancelled by the US Congress.

18. The very year The God Particle was published (1993), Congress did
cancel the SSC. Two billion Dollars had already been spent in design
of the SSC and construction of the underground tunnel. President Bill
Clinton (in his first year in office) urged Congress “to support this
important and challenging effort” because “abandoning the SSC at
this point would signal that the United States is compromising its
position of leadership in basic science.” It would have cost another 10
billion Dollars to complete the SSC by the year 2000. (Compare this
with the smaller and much later LHC costing about 12 billion
Dollars.) See: Superconducting Supercollider in Wikipedia.

19. Still, Lederman & Terresi’s book, The God Particle, is one of the best
books (and most fun to read) to understand the discovery of the Higgs
Boson at the LHC, announced at CERN on the 4th of July, 2012.

20. Also Gordon Kane’s book, Supersymmetry (Perseus, 2000) is
wonderfully clear. His “Appendix B: The Supersymmetry
Explanation of the Higgs Mechanism” is a must read for insight
into SUSY’s role in all this.

  • Jack Sarfatti Remember, the actual Higgs field is NOT a collection of real Higgs particles whizzing through space. On the contrary its a vacuum field made from coherent Glauber states of VIRTUAL Higgs particles. This is an important distinction none of the popular science writers understand very well.
     
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    • Josette-Marie Mieuzet like the Bose Einstein condensate experiment?
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    • Jack Sarfatti It's like a Bose-Einstein condensate yes, but not exactly the same of course. Bose-Einstein condensates of atoms are giant local quantum matter waves in which a huge number of real atoms have their centers of mass all in the same single particle "cell in phase space" of volume ~ (Planck's quantum of action)^3. Mathematically that quantum state is a Glauber coherent state in terms of the superposition of sharp number "Fock states" - or some distortion of it (e.g. squeezed states).
    • Jack Sarfatti However, the Higgs particles inside the vacuum that make up the vacuum expectation value that is the Higgs field are virtual particles. This means, that their energies E are not functions of their momentum p according to Einstein's classical special relativity where
    • Jack Sarfatti E^2 = (pc)^2 + (mc^2)^2
    • Jack Sarfatti m is the rest mass, which for leptons like electrons and quarks as well as W-bosons are proportional to the vacuum expectation value of the Higgs field Glauber type macro-quantum coherent state destruction second-quantized field operator for large numbers of virtual Higgs particles that are off their own mass shells. That is, the virtual Higgs particles that collectively give rest masses m to leptons, quarks & W do not themselves obey the above equation.
    • Jack Sarfatti The larger rest masses M of hadrons like protons require additional physics (QCD) and come from the kinetic motion of confined quarks and the virtual particle plasma they are immersed in.
  • Jack Sarfatti What the LHC shows are real Higgs particles that are incoherent excitations out of the coherent vacuum Higgs field. It is only the coherent vacuum field of these virtual off-mass-shell Higgs particles in huge numbers all in the same single-particle state that gives rest mass to the real W bosons and the real leptons and real quarks.
Russell Clark posted to Jack Sarfatti
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Hi, Dr. Jack. Question: Do you think the LHC detected a fundamental scalar Higgs or just a composite Higgs?
Jack Sarfatti: No way to decide that yet. Still many more years of experimental work needed. Lenny Susskind has a "technicolor" model in which the Higgs is composite. This great accomplishment was only the end of the beginning.
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    • Russell Clark I wonder if there is a place for a composite Higgs in induced gravity theory. And if the LHC detectors could presently differentiate a fundamental scalar Higgs from a composite Higgs or, if this must remain a question of interpretation until the next LHC upgrade. Oh, and I don't blame you, Doc, if you smack me on the head and send me off to the Sarfatti Physics forums, LOL!
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    • Jack Sarfatti http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technicolor_(physics)
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    • Jack Sarfatti Technicolor is unlikely given the new result.
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    • Jack Sarfatti ‎"Elementary Higgs bosons perform another important task. In the Standard Model, quarks and leptons are necessarily massless because they transform under SU(2) ⊗ U(1) as left-handed doublets and right-handed singlets. The Higgs doublet couples to these fermions. When it develops its vacuum expectation value, it transmits this electroweak breaking to the quarks and leptons, giving them their observed masses. (In general, electroweak-eigenstate fermions are not mass eigenstates, so this process also induces the mixing matrices observed in charged-current weak interactions.)"
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    • Jack Sarfatti Composite Higgs Search at the LHC
      Jose Ramon Espinosa, Christophe Grojean, Margarete Mühlleitner
      (Submitted on 16 Mar 2010)
      The Higgs boson production cross-sections and decay rates depend, within the Standard Model (SM), on a single unknown parameter, the Higgs mass. In composite Higgs models where the Higgs boson emerges as a pseudo-Goldstone boson from a strongly-interacting sector, additional parameters control the Higgs properties which then deviate from the SM ones. These deviations modify the LEP and Tevatron exclusion bounds and significantly affect the searches for the Higgs boson at the LHC. In some cases, all the Higgs couplings are reduced, which results in deterioration of the Higgs searches but the deviations of the Higgs couplings can also allow for an enhancement of the gluon-fusion production channel, leading to higher statistical significances. The search in the H to gamma gamma channel can also be substantially improved due to an enhancement of the branching fraction for the decay of the Higgs boson into a pair of photons. Comments: 32 pages, 16 figures
      Subjects: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology (hep-ph); High Energy Physics - Experiment (hep-ex)
      Journal reference: JHEP 1005:065,2010
      DOI: 10.1007/JHEP05(2010)065
      Report number: CERN-PH-TH/2010-020, KA-TP-08-2010
      Cite as: arXiv:1003.3251v1 [hep-ph]
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    • Jack Sarfatti The new measurements seem to fit the Standard Model which argues against Higgs being composite. But it's much to early to jump to conclusions for sure. My bet is that Higgs is not composite.
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    • Jack Sarfatti Russell, first define what you mean by induced gravity theory. Give a precise reference. There are several different theories that fall under that general term.
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    • Jack Sarfatti ‎"We stated last year that in 2012 we would either find a new Higgs-like particle or exclude the existence of the Standard Model Higgs. With all the necessary caution, it looks to me that we are at a branching point: the observation of this new particle indicates the path for the future towards a more detailed understanding of what we're seeing in the data."
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    • Jack Sarfatti The weight of evidence is that the Higgs is elementary not composite as in technicolour theory, i.e. Standard Model is looking good. Of course, this could change, but at the moment that's the best estimate.
       
      Real free (zero rest mass) particle quantum states excited out of the vacuum have spherical wave modes ~ (1/r)e^if(t +- n.r/c) where n is the unit propagation vector, r is the radial vector from the point source to the point of position measurement. - sign for retarded waves propagating from present to future, - sign propagating from present back to the past - in the Dirac-Stueckleberg-Wheeler-Feynman theory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Stueckelberg  ). In contrast, the corresponding spherical mode wave functions for virtual particles inside the vacuum have the form (1/r)e^i(ft +- k.r) where there is no relationship between frequency f and wave vector k. When there is rest mass, the "mass shell" relationship is more complicated for real particles

      Ernst Stueckelberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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       i.e. f^2 = (mc^2/h)^2 +c^2 k^2 where c is the vacuum speed of light and m is the rest mass, which for leptons, quarks and W-bosons is determined by the mean number of virtual Higgs particles frozen into the same single particle mode inside the vacuum.


      phase speed of matter wave is f/k, group speed of matter wave is df/dk