July 4, 2012

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

Happy Higgs Day!

Lauren and I baked a cake in honor of the Higgs boson!

We brought it to a 4th of July barbecue where people mostly didn't know what it was...

The cake displays the Feynman diagram for the main kind of event on which the discovery was based, namely, gluon fusion production of Higgs with the diphoton decay channel. Here's the diagram in non-edible form:

In addition to being decorated, this is a no flour dark chocolate cake, made with 8 eggs, covered in a chocolate ganache, so it interacts very strongly with the Higgs field, and after you eat it you will too.

Posted by Kenny at July 4, 2012 7:32 PM
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This is the nerdiest thing ever. I love it. Looks delicious, too.

Posted by: Lydia at September 20, 2012 8:06 AM

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