Finding the Higgs boson, a breakthrough in fundamental science that in 2012-2013 revealed an elementary reality about how the universe works, has highlighted how much more physics needs to be done.
Discovering the Higgs boson plugs a large hole in the standard model, the highly tested theory that shows all matter is made of a number of elementary particles that interact through four fundamental forces—strong, weak, electromagnetic and gravitational forces. Together, these comprise everything we currently understand about matter.
"The standard model provides a consistent explanation of the subatomic world," said Jonathan Bagger, a high-energy physicist who is the incoming director of Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. "The Higgs boson is at the center of the model. It’s the linchpin. But there’s plenty of the universe that the standard model doesn’t address."
That’s Revolting! has been on my to-read list for a while now, given that it is one of a scant few books to object to a corporate/HRC/white/upper-class model of queer liberation. And overall the book was a fascinating and thought-provoking look at a small handful of anti-assimilationist…
Ngozi Ukazu. SCAD Sequential Art MFA student! Yale ‘13. Yeah!
Let me introduce you to another new art discovery of mine, Ngozi Ukazu. I met her at Heroes Con this weekend. I walked by her booth before she got there and her art pulled me right in. I grabbed a business card so I would make sure to come back and see her later.
Then I gave that business card away to ormessociety when she came by and now had to go get another one of those.
I picked up another business card and bought a paper copy of her webcomic “Check Please" which is really great and I read as soon as I went back to my table. And honestly, she’s awesome. I can’t say enough about the work or the comic and I hope to see a lot of cool stuff from her coming up soon
Check out ngoziu now, you owe it to yourself