Topic: Sean Carroll
After thousands of checks, Italian scientists said the only remaining thing they need to check is that the Higgs-like particle they found last July isn't another subatomic particle called a graviton.
Physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, say that they have very strong evidence for the existence of the Higgs boson, a particle that, if it exists, would help explain why matter has mass.
Scientists at CERN say that they are closing in on the Higgs boson, the elusive subatomic particle that, if discovered, could help explain why particles have mass. Here's what some of the world's leading physicists have to say about the announcement.
12/13/2011 04:28 pm
Higgs boson, aka, the "God particle" is a subatomic particle that is presumed to bestow mass on all other particles. An internal note from physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland has scientists buzzing.
04/25/2011 07:04 pm
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