Takionbrst writes: "I awoke at the end of my QM III lecture today hearing this "in fifty years you might remember this as the day we found out why objects have mass." A preprint uploaded to the arXiv today reports on an unexplained peak in data collected from accelerators at Fermi-Lab possibly indicates the existence of a previously unknown particle. It's mass is likely in the 100-200GeV range--within the range of Higgs Boson energies predicted by the Standard Model. Is this the discovery of the century?"
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity
is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.
-- Alfred North Whitehead