Higgs boson may be a reality!

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July 4, 2012

So exciting! This morning I’ve read the news everywhere on the Internet:

The ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN today presented their latest results in the search for the long-sought Higgs boson. Both experiments see strong indications for the presence of a new particle, which could be the Higgs boson, in the mass region around 126 gigaelectronvolts (GeV).

Can you imagine how it would change our understanding of the Universe? Amazing!

You can visit CERN website and for the non-specialists, read this article. You can also read Max Dana’s post about it, she is even more excited than me about the Higgs boson!

A proton-proton collision event in the CMS experiment producing two high-energy photons (red towers).
This is what we would expect to see from the decay of a Higgs boson
but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. © CERN 2012

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