Physicists at CERN may finally have found the famous Higgs particle. Tomorrow, on Wednesday, there will be a press conference where some new findings are to be presented and the rumor is rife that the Large Hadron Collider scientists will announce the discovery of the Higgs Boson at the International Conference of High Energy Physics.
The Higgs Boson is now a hypothetical elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. It is thought to be the particle that provides mass to particles. Thus, its discovery would answer fundamental questions about how the universe works.
For this reason, it is sometimes called the “God particle”, a term coined by Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman. But the theory of the Higgs Boson was first presented by the British physicist Peter Higgs in the mid-1960s.
The Higgs Boson is imperative for the Standard model of physics to essentially “work”. It has since its presentation remained a mathematical concept only. As is often the case in the field of physic. The technical capacity has been nonexistent until now to actually physically “see” the particle.
This hasnät stopped scientists from trying and seeing traces of it, but no satisfactory evidence of the Higgs particle’s existence has been achieved by previous, weaker, particle accelerators.
CERN will announce a seminar on its website tomorrow, where researchers will reveal their latest findings of the Higgs particle. The seminar will be broadcast on real-time online and afterward, a press conference will be held.
So stay tuned for possibly one of the greatest findings in science. Below, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes the nature of the Higgs boson.