Physicists Hopeful of a Higgs Boson Find

12 Apr, 2013 | Guides & Resources
Physicists Hopeful of a Higgs Boson Find

Confidence is rising that physicists have found a Higgs boson – a particle that provides crucial information for explaining the universe.

New data has been reviewed by physicists and has generated much enthusiasm about the possible discovery of the Higgs boson.

The Higgs boson is immensely important as it can help to demystify the presence of planets, stars and all living things. Essentially, it is connected to a mechanism that provides mass to elementary particles.

CERN, a particle-physics laboratory in Europe which runs the Large Cauldron Collider – a machine for the smashing of atoms, claimed to possibly have discovered a particle deemed ‘Higgs-like’ in July 2012.

Following this, physicists reviewed and analysed two and a half times the data originally generated from experiments and reported their findings at a recent physics conference held in Italy.

Joe Incandela, a spokesman from CERN said that the latest data, “…are magnificent to me and 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.”