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The Soft, Sultry Sound of My Voice

I did an interview with the gaming/pop culture/science website Giant Fire-Breathing Robot last night, about the possible (probable?) Higgs boson discovery last week. The segment also features Spider-Man, though for some reason they didn’t askme anything about it. (For some reason a physicist isn’t considered an expert on the web-slinger, I guess.)

I do have a small correction to one of my answers: I pointed out that the particle discovered last week might not be the Higgs boson, but rather a Higgs mimic. However, instead of saying a mimic might have something to do with dark matter (which could be correct), I said it might be dark matter, which ain’t so. The particle spotted in the detectors decayed too quickly to be dark matter, which is obviously and evidently stable. Apologies if that answer was confusing to anyone!

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