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Higgs boson ‘God particle’ discovery more likely to be correct


 

Researchers at a conference in Italy say that there is increasing evidence that the Higgs boson, the “God particle” as it is sometimes known, has been discovered.

The Higgs boson is thought to be the particle that is the building block of the universe, the one that gives things mass, and scientists have been using the Large Hadron Collider to search for the elusive particle. They made an announcement in July 2012 saying that it had been found.

In science, everything must be tested and retested, so the two teams of scientists — ATLAS and CMS — have been sifting through data from Large Hadron Collider experiments and have continued their research, even after July.

And, at the Moriond physics conference in Italy, they said Thursday that even more data supports the July finding and that the “spin” is consistent with a Higgs boson particle. “The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent and to me it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson, though we still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is,” CMS spokesperson Joe Incandela told BBC News.


 
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Higgs boson ‘God particle’ discovery more likely to be correct

  1. “The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent and
    to me it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson, though we
    still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is,”

    And I’ll stick with that for the time being. Lots of speculations thrown around right now.

  2. ‘The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, says a look at all the data from 2012 shows that what they found last year was a version of what is popularly referred to as the ‘God particle’.

    CERN physicist Joe Incandela said today that ‘it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson though we still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is.’

    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    Earlier this week researchers ruled out the finding being a ‘super higgs’ that some cosmologists had hoped might open up more exotic secrets of the universe.

    ‘It does look like the SM (Standard Model) Higgs boson,’ said physicist Brian Petersen of Atlas, one of two research teams working in parallel on the Higgs project at CERN in
    Switzerland.’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2293238/Scientists-confirm-HAVE-Higgs-Boson.html