Messages about research

David R. Hamilton PhD

David R. Hamilton PhD > What is the Higgs Boson?

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.

David R. Hamilton PhD

David R. Hamilton PhD > The 3 Paths of Intuition

I think I’ve been really quite intuitive lately – from making the right choices to even guessing (to the second) when the oven timer was going to beep – so I decided to share what I knew about intuition, how it works, even why we have it. There seems to be different types of intuition, or at least 3 different mechanisms regarding how it works. Here’s the 3 that I’m aware of