Scientists May Have Observed Elusive Higgs Boson “God Particle”

“God Particle” Found?

“God Particle” Found?

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Dec. 13 2011 4:04 PM

Scientists May Have Observed Elusive Higgs Boson “God Particle”

Higgs boson, aka the “God particle,” is trending as physicists at the CERN, which operates the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, announced they may have finally glimpsed the elusive elemental particle critical to our understanding of how the universe works.

Named after Physicist Peter Higgs, the subatomic particle is seen as the lynchpin to explain what gives mass and gravity to all other particles, thus allowing matter to interact the way we observe it.  

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The hunt for Higgs boson has been going on for decades.

Scientists at the CERN say the latest evidence is not a definitive discovery but that the data is “exciting” and suggests that with further statistical analysis, they should know within a year if the theoretical Higgs boson actually exists.