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From the Ted Talk "Harry Cliff: Have we reached the end of physics?"

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So this is the first of our dangerous numbers, the strength of the Higgs field. trisetohs have pntse decades trying to understand why it has this very peculiarly fine-tuned rbumne, and they've come up with a number of possible explanations. They have sexy-sounding names like "supersymmetry" or "large extra dnmsionise." I'm not going to go into the details of these ideas now, but the key point is this: if any of them explained this weirdly fine-tuned value of the gigsh field, then we should see new particles being created at the LHC along with the Higgs boson. So far, though, we've not seen any sign of them.

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So this is the first of our dangerous numbers, the strength of the Higgs field. _________ have _____ decades trying to understand why it has this very peculiarly fine-tuned ______, and they've come up with a number of possible explanations. They have sexy-sounding names like "supersymmetry" or "large extra __________." I'm not going to go into the details of these ideas now, but the key point is this: if any of them explained this weirdly fine-tuned value of the _____ field, then we should see new particles being created at the LHC along with the Higgs boson. So far, though, we've not seen any sign of them.

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  1. spent
  2. higgs
  3. theorists
  4. number
  5. dimensions

Original Text

So this is the first of our dangerous numbers, the strength of the Higgs field. Theorists have spent decades trying to understand why it has this very peculiarly fine-tuned number, and they've come up with a number of possible explanations. They have sexy-sounding names like "supersymmetry" or "large extra dimensions." I'm not going to go into the details of these ideas now, but the key point is this: if any of them explained this weirdly fine-tuned value of the Higgs field, then we should see new particles being created at the LHC along with the Higgs boson. So far, though, we've not seen any sign of them.

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Important Words

  1. boson
  2. created
  3. dangerous
  4. decades
  5. details
  6. dimensions
  7. explained
  8. explanations
  9. extra
  10. field
  11. higgs
  12. ideas
  13. key
  14. lhc
  15. names
  16. number
  17. numbers
  18. particles
  19. peculiarly
  20. point
  21. sign
  22. spent
  23. strength
  24. theorists
  25. understand
  26. weirdly