Finding the God Particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC at CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland, believe they have found the Higgs Bosun particle. Named after Peter Higgs who, along with five others, first proposed the exisitence of the particle as the simplest of several theories to explain why some particles have mass. In part, the theory suggests that an invisible field permeates all of space, and that other particles gain mass as they interact with it.

The Higgs Bosun is also known as the “God particle” as it may play a fundamental role in the making of matter. The discovery has been much anticipated, and is the culmination of a worldwide effort and funding from several countries. The study of how the particle behaves, how and what it decays into will offer a new field of practice for researchers.

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by Staff