Discovery of Higgs Boson Particle

Friday, March 08, 2013

The God Particle

Scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) have arrived at the conclusion that the particle created in the Large Hadron Collider, can be the Higgs Boson particle which is the missing link to find how matter can have mass.

The Higgs Boson particle is based on the Standard Model in particle physics which says that elementary particles and forces give rise to the world around us. According to this model, some particles in the cosmos would essentially have to be mass-less considering their broken symmetries. In 1960, it was noticed that such particles too would gain mass as a result of an unusual kind of field existing throughout the universe. This is the Higgs Boson particle.

Scientists at CERN have observed that the subatomic particles discovered at the Large Hadron Collider built specifically for this research, resemble the Higgs Boson particle that could explain why matter has mass. The identification of the particle rests upon the key property called spin. “If it has spin-zero then it is essentially the Higgs Boson particle”, quoted one of the scientists. The discovery is essential in answering queries that have been asked throughout centuries and can be a giant step in understanding our universe.

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