It’s in there somewhere! World of physics ecstatic as first hard evidence of God particle is found by CERN researchers
One of CERN’s most senior physicists this afternoon announced firm evidence for the existence of the elusive Higgs Boson, or God particle.
Although the signal doesn’t meet strict scientific standards for a ‘full scientific discovery’, it’s still enough for researchers at CERN’S Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to predict a discovery next year.
Two separate teams of scientists have been running independent experiments in secret from each other in order to improve the veracity of the results with the team leader of one, Fabiola Gianotti, proclaiming that they believe they’ve found signs of the Higgs boson in the past year.
‘We have built a solid foundation for the months ahead,’ she said.
UK particle physicist Tara Shears was also upbeat, saying that the results represented ‘exciting times’ with ‘more to come’.
Professor Stefan Soldner-Rembold, a particle physicist from the University of Manchester, told MailOnline: ‘ATLAS and CMS [the two detectors in the hunt for Higgs] have presented an important milestone in their search for the Higgs particle, but it is not yet sufficient for a proper discovery given the amount of data recorded so far.