In fact, Abq Jew and his fellow Physics classmates (we were way too young to be called colleagues) at Marian A Peterson High School in Sunnyvale, California invented and created, yet failed to trademark or patent, the term "dry lab" - to refer to the practice (and we got a lot of practice) of performing wave experiments (while the teacher was out-of-lab) without use of potentially wet water to Physically observe them.
Which is to say - we knew the proper equations and we knew the expected results, so we developed "measurements" to corroborate them. We were way ahead of our time.
Actually, it's not a photo. It's a Physicist / Artist's (never thought you'd see those occupations together, did you?) rendering of what the Scientific Community thinks the Higgs Boson oughtta look like, and where it might be found, if there is such a thing as the Higgs Boson.
Now is probably the right time for Abq Jew to clear up some confusion, primarily his own.
|Mr Higgs's Bison
It is, rather, a photo of Mr Higgs's bison. Mr Higgs lives right here in New Mexico, aka the Land of Enchantment, and let us snap a photo of George while he was ... just standing around.
|Mr Higgs, Boatswain
It is, rather, a photo of Mr Higgs, a boatswain (that's pronounced "bosun", ye landlubbers). Mr Higgs let us snap a photo of him while he was just cruisin' around, right off the New Mexico coast.
Why, you ask, is the Higgs Boson called The God Particle? Two reasons:
- The Higgs Boson is central to our understanding of the universe, and is the only explanation that makes sense, except for the explanations that do not include the Higgs Boson.
- It sells books (specifically, Leon Lederman's book, The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?).
but which so far seems to look like this:
Abq Jew notes that, to date, the existence, location, and credit score of the Higgs Boson have yet to be confirmed experimentally, despite large efforts invested in accelerator experiments at CERN, Fermilab, and Yeshiva University.