THE HIGGS FAKE, a New Book by Dr. Alexander Unzicker, Criticizes the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics
Houston, TX, October 29, 2013 - The Higgs Fake - How Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee, the new book by Dr. Alexander Unzicker, is a merciless critique of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and of the theoretical model on which the world's most expensive experiment is based. Unzicker's book starts off by claiming: "The 2013 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the Higgs boson would have been considered ridiculous by physics' greatest minds such as Einstein, Schrödinger or Dirac."
Unzicker, a German physicist and award-winning science writer, argues that: "1) the so-called standard model has grown unbelievably complicated, 2) none of the great riddles of physics that have persisted for a century have been solved, 3) history suggests that the current model is a dead end, 4) with their ever-more intricate experimental techniques, particle physicists are fooling themselves with alleged results, 5) scientific convictions in the community are established by trust in expert opinions, group-think and parroting, and 6) the data analysis in its complexity cannot be overseen by anybody."
Unzicker backs his claims with a short historical survey and concludes that particle physics, as practiced since 1930, is "a futile enterprise in its entirety." In the last section of his book, "Antidotes," he specifically attacks "the overstated claims by famous physicists such as Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Michio Kaku, Lisa Randall, Sean Carroll, Brian Cox and Jim Al-Khalili." At the end, Unzicker gives a list of questions that he would like to be asked to particle physicists at press conferences, hearings and discussions.
Unzicker's books have been praised as "well-grounded, sound, [and] informed," and as "vehement pleading for physics as a natural science, in its best tradition," but also dismissed by particle physicists as an "incoherent rant" and "time-wasting nonsense." The new book, written in an even more explicit and provocative tone, is likely to scandalize the high energy physics community.
Dr. Alexander Unzicker is a German theoretical physicist working on gravity. He has diplomas in both physics and law and a PhD in neuroscience. Unzicker became known for his popular science books published by Springer (a scientific imprint) and Hanser. While his arguments about both the standard models of physics as well as theoretical approaches like strings and multi-verses provoked controversial reactions. Unzicker's first book won the award "Science Book of the Year." Its English edition, "Bankrupting Physics," was published this year by Palgrave Macmillan. For more details please visit:www.alexander-unzicker.com/research.html.