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Scientist backing Higgs boson find

Scientist backing Higgs boson find

Professor Rolf Heuer, director general of Cern, believes it is ‘beyond any doubt’ that the ‘God particle’ has been discovered


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Friday, August 31st, 2012 CERN, Higgs Boson Comments Off on Scientist backing Higgs boson find

Higgs boson particle discovery found at LHC

Cern scientists reporting from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have claimed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson.

The particle has been the subject of a 45-year hunt to explain how matter attains its mass.

Both of the Higgs boson-hunting experiments at the LHC see a level of certainty in their data worthy of a “discovery”.

More work will be needed to be certain that what they see is a Higgs, however.

Prof Stephen Hawking tells the BBC’s Pallab Ghosh the discovery has cost him $100

The results announced at Cern (European Organization for Nuclear Research), home of the LHC in Geneva, were met with loud applause and cheering.

Prof Peter Higgs, after whom the particle is named, wiped a tear from his eye as the teams finished their presentations in the Cern auditorium.

“I would like to add my congratulations to everyone involved in this achievement,” he added later.

“It’s really an incredible thing that it’s happened in my lifetime.”

Prof Stephen Hawking joined in with an opinion on a topic often discussed in hushed tones.

“This is an important result and should earn Peter Higgs the Nobel Prize,” he told BBC News.

“But it is a pity in a way because the great advances in physics have come from experiments that gave results we didn’t expect.”

read the full story from BB news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18702455

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 Higgs Boson, Large Hadron Collider, LHC Comments Off on Higgs boson particle discovery found at LHC

Science world awaits Cern announcement on Higgs boson

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider are expected to announce on Tuesday that they may have caught the first glimpse of the elusive God Particle.

God particle at CERN

Physicists working at the Cern laboratory in Geneva have summoned colleagues from around the world to a special seminar where they will announce their latest findings.

Although they will stop short of claiming a definitive scientific discovery, their data is understood to point towards the existence of the sought-after Higgs Boson – dubbed the “God particle.”

read the full article by Nick Collins of the daily telegrapgh

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 CERN, Higgs Boson, Large Hadron Collider Comments Off on Science world awaits Cern announcement on Higgs boson