Just a very quick note to say hey, and OMG!!!
So, Last week I presented my new models and material – “Finding Diamonds in Difficult Times!” and the opportunities have been raining in, a bit like the weather.
So what I wanted to say was, if you were on one of my Warriors Path groups , I would like to say a very special thank you to you for your support by inviting you to the next training days
28th of July http://treeoflifeul.eventbrite.com/ for details or,
15th of September http://tol2ul.eventbrite.com/
You guys get to come to either event, as VIP at no cost what so ever, ( I promise value to my groups, just email me which one you wish to attend!)
I am also now confirmed at the Starbiz business conference for solopreneurs looking to really have the best year yet!
In the meantime, I have an amazing web designer working with me on my newsite who is looking to help anyone who would like their own wordpress based website.
in his live training day, you will have a domain attached and the basis of your site up and running before you leave the day!
The tuition includes teaching you to take action, to get results for your site. ( When he explained this stuff to me I was blown away by how much he knew and how easy it was to do it for yourself!)
Price is £200 for a single ticket (one person) or £250 for a double (two people who are just friends, no need to share anything, maybe just even know each other would be good.)
It’s happening in September as he is fully booked till then! Reply to this email if you are interested and I will give him your details, I am going just to get more info.
Now a Juicey article by Dr David Hamilton
What is the Higgs Boson?
BY DAVID R. HAMILTON PHD
Quite a few people have asked me about the Higgs Boson – or ‘God’ particle, as it’s been named – that was discovered at CERN recently. They have asked what it is and what it means for us.
The Higgs boson is a particle that gives most other particles mass. OK, that might not mean much so let me explain it a little differently.
You can actually think of it as a field of energy and that’s an ideal analogy for how I need to explain what it is.
It’s a bit like a swimming pool that objects have to pass through. Say you had a steel ball and a dustbin lid and you had to drag both through the swimming pool. Which do you think would be easiest? The steel ball, of course! The dustbin lid would have a much greater drag factor.
The drag factor is the ‘Mass’ (or weight if that is easier to think about). The swimming pool is the Higgs field and it exerts a drag on all other particles, which mostly accounts for the differences in their masses. The Higgs boson might be thought of as a droplet of water in the swimming pool.
There’s another way you could think about it. Let’s say you have Usain Bolt, the world record holder for the 100 metres sprint (9.58 seconds) and a much less famous sprinter. Usain is much more famous so if the two sprinters walked side by side through Trafalgar Square in London, Usain would get mobbed by people, slowing down his walk. The less famous sprinter would walk right through, virtually unimpeded. You would say that Usain had greater ‘mass’. The people are the Higgs bosons and they weigh Usain down as they interact with him.
So what does that mean for you and me?
If it wasn’t for the Higgs boson most elementary particles (like quarks – that we are made of) wouldn’t have any mass and we would just be a mish-mash of particles floating in the universe, devoid of form. You wouldn’t exist, and neither would the planet Earth or the Sun. It’s kind of why some people call it the ‘God’ particle (although most physicists don’t really like the term).
So for the ordinary person it doesn’t really change anything. You exist now, partly because of the Higgs boson just as you did a few days before it was discovered. Life goes on and you’ll enjoy your morning coffee just as you did before Peter Higgs even thought up the concept of that particular boson.
It’s absolutely not the end of physics. There are still many mysteries to be probed. The Higgs boson could turn out to be not exactly as it was thought and could actually be made of smaller bits. No one knows yet. It might even by a scientific gateway that leads physicists into the search for weird new physics and even different dimensions of space and time. I think it’s all really exciting. It’s the beginning of something new!
So if you want to explain to people what the Higgs Boson is, either you can use the simple descriptions above, or you can cut it down to this simple joke:
A Higgs boson walks into a church. The priest says, ‘What are you doing in here?’ The Higgs boson replies, ‘You can’t have mass without me!’
Hope you enjoyed that, you can find more about David at http://drdavidhamilton.com/, highly recommend his work.
Take care and I look forward to hearing from you!
Lots of love