Higgs boson found: Scientists find ‘God particle’ after 40-year search in a ‘momentous day for science’ | Mail Online

Higgs boson found: Scientists find ‘God particle’ after 40-year search in a ‘momentous day for science’ | Mail Online.

Higgs boson found: Scientists find ‘God particle’ after 40-year search in a ‘momentous day for science’ | Mail Online
This is a momentous event in the history of science. Congratulations to Professor Higgs and the World scientific community and the world general.

  • Discovery of particle is most important in physics in decades
  • Leading physicists watch announcement at CERN in Switzerland
  • End of 40-year quest for ‘missing’ particle
  • Last jigsaw piece that proves our view of universe is right
  • ‘God Particle’ gives particles that make up atoms their mass
  • Audience includes Professor Peter Higgs who suggested boson‘s existence
  • Prof Higgs, 83: ‘I had no idea this would happen in my lifetime’


The hunt for the Higgs boson – the ‘God particle’ that holds the universe together – is over.
Scientists at Switzerland’s CERN (the European Council for Nuclear Research) announced the discovery to an audience including Professor Peter Higgs, who first suggested the existence of the particle four decades ago.
Professor Higgs, 83, wiped a tear from his eye as the findings were announced, and later said: ‘It’s really an incredible thing that it’s happened in my lifetime.’

Professor Higgs-Nader Nazemi

Professor Higgs, 83, wiped a tear from his eye as the findings were announced, and later said: ‘It’s really an incredible thing that it’s happened in my lifetime.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2168557/Higgs-boson-Scientists-God-particle-40-year-search-momentous-day-science.html#ixzz1zfMo6uhg

Professor Higgs, 83, wiped a tear from his eye as the findings were announced, and later said: ‘It’s really an incredible thing that it’s happened in my lifetime.’

Higgs Boson-Nader Nazemi

Two high-energy photons collide. Their energy (the red lines) is measured in by an ‘electromagnetic calorimeter’. The yellow lines are the measured tracks of other particles produced in the collision. The pale blue volume shows the track through which the particles are sent

Two high-energy photons collide. Their energy (the red lines) is measured in by an ‘electromagnetic calorimeter’. The yellow lines are the measured tracks of other particles produced in the collision. The pale blue volume shows the track through which the particles are sent

CERN-Nader Nazemi

Joe Incandela, spokesperson of the CMS experiment, announces the discovery of a particle that corresponds to theories of the Higgs boson at CERN today

Joe Incandela, spokesperson of the CMS experiment, announces the discovery of a particle that corresponds to theories of the Higgs boson at CERN today
‘For physicists, this is the equivalent of Columbus discovering America.’
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