Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Higgs boson found: Scientists find 'God particle' after 40-year search in a 'momentous day for science'
Higgs boson found: Scientists find 'God particle' after 40-year search in a 'momentous day for science' | Mail Online: "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 of the particle to an audience including Professor Peter Higgs, who first suggested the existence of the particle four decades ago. The discovery is the biggest leap in physics for decades - filling in a crucial gap in our understanding of the atom. In the long term, the discovery could lead to new technologies."