Re: What does "waving a red cape" mean? Does it mean "giving a stimulus to"?
It's equating it to what a matador/toreador does to a bull. In order to get the bull's attention, to make it look at them, the matadors wave their red capes.
Physicists are very excited about new particles and about understanding the universe so even suggesting that there is another particle like the Higgs boson is similar to waving that red cape. All the physicists will start looking in that direction.
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