Higgs boson: scientists 99.999% sure ‘God Particle’ has been found
Scientists believe they have captured the elusive “God particle” that gives matter mass and holds the physical fabric of the universe together.
Video Higgs Boson: watch the Cern announcement LIVE http://bit.ly/LOM1qY
If the particle was shown not to exist, it would have meant tearing up the Standard Model and going back to the drawing board.
The Cern laboratory appeared to have let slip its biggest breakthrough in a generation after appearing to announce the discovery of a new particle in an online video overnight.
In the short film accidentally published by the lab yesterday spokesman Joe Incandela is seen describing how physicists at the Large Hadron Collider had “observed a new particle”.
Video Cern scientists: ‘We’ve observed a new particle’ http://bit.ly/OjmUNq
Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news