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Higgs boson rumoured to be found at Cern’s Large Hadron Collider

There are increasingly strong rumours that the Higgs boson has finally been detected at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland. Officials from Cern are believed to be preparing to announce a significant step forward in the next week.

Don’t expect anyone to hold up a jar with a Higgs boson inside. Instead, the discovery is likely to take the form of the first real proof that the so-called ‘God particle’ is real. There will be more work to be done, but the announcement is expected to be the first real indication that the LHC is on the right track. If this is the case, it will be a boost for the standard model of particle physics.

Defining the Higgs boson is difficult because no-one really knows what it is, just what it (supposedly) does. Experts have been slowly focusing on the energy range where they expect to detect the Higgs boson in the aftermath of a particle collision, with that range now down to around 120 to 125 GeV (gigelectronvolts), where one GeV is roughly the mass of a proton.

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2 thoughts on “Higgs boson rumoured to be found at Cern’s Large Hadron Collider

  1. I would like to comment on the probability of a scientific discovery tuesday.

    Scientists measure their experiments by a term called sigma.

    There is no scientific discovery about a sigma 2.5 or 3.00 as probably will be the case on tuesday. Maybe even lower.

    If Newton were sitting under his appletree and made 100 observations, and in one instance the apple didn’t hit him in the head, it is a sigma 2.5. A sigma 5.o is EVERY time that the apple falls down, and that includes doing it a million times and more.

    THAT is a scientific discovery.

    At sigma 3 the apple fals wrong one out of every 370 times you do the experiment. That is not a scientific discovery either.

    My prediction is that the Higgs particle never will reach close to a sigma 5.

    Behind the prediction there is a theory, if you are interested.

    Google crestroyer theory and find it or visit directly at

    http://crestroyertheory.com/the-theory/

    Posted by The Crestroyer Theory | December 12, 2011, 11:26 am
  2. I always understand “Higgs bosom”.

    Posted by Andreas Moser | December 27, 2011, 5:17 pm

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