I have been hearing over the last few weeks that they may or may not receive the Nobel Prize for physics this year. It became official that Peter Higgs Francois Englert received the prize earlier today. There was some contention that they may not win this year, but in a couple years when the god particle […]
It is July 3rd and we all wait in anticipation of the July 4th announcement from CERN that evidence for the god particle has been discovered. What I am hearing from insiders is that the announcement will disclose that the god particle has “very likely” been found. There are two sets of data that point […]
In very simple terms, physicists have to break stuff to find stuff. They get to use the scientific principles of a 2 year old toddler and smash things together to see what comes off…..albeit in a much more controlled environment. Particle physicists have a fun job. Sure they are dealing with some very heady principles, […]
The answer is actually in the question. The God Particle, or Higgs Boson as it is scientifically referred to, is a hypothetical particle which physicists believe gives atomic particles, and as a result everything else, mass. Physicists across the globe are conducting experiments to try and prove it’s existence. Right now, nobody knows why particles […]
The Higgs boson is frequently referred to as ‘the god particle’, a name adopted after Leon Lederman’s book. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman, the Higgs boson is a particle believed to bestow mass on all other particles. want to learn more?
This is a great day for science and the world! After 50 years of searching, thanks to the largest and most complex machine ever built (the LHC) and the dated and de-commissioned Tevatron collider at Fermilab (where I have visited many times), we are 99.9% sure the god particle has been found. However, there is […]