After a quest spanning nearly half a century, physicists said Wednesday they had found a sub-atomic particle that may be the elusive Higgs boson, believed to confer mass on matter. Rousing cheers and a standing ovation erupted at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) after scientists presented astonishing new data in their search for the mysterious particle. Many hailed it as a moment in history, and white-haired veterans of the quest shed tears of joy.
FORA.tv (Nov. 29, 2012) CUNY's Institute for Theoretical Sciences discusses the discovery of the Higgs boson particle.
In July, researchers at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, ... watch video
AFP (July 4, 2012) Physicists on Wednesday said they had found a new sub-atomic particle consistent with the Higgs boson, which is believed to confer mass. The particle is "consistent with (the) long-sought Higgs ... watch video
AP (Dec. 13, 2011) The hunt narrows for an elusive subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, after physicists using a high-powered atom smasher believe they now know where to look. If found, the Higgs boson could help ... watch video
Reuters (Oct. 8, 2013) Scientists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert win the 2013 Nobel Prize for physics for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson, the particle key to explaining why elementary matter has mass. ... watch video
CBC (July 4, 2012) Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher in Switzerland say they have discovered what could be the long-sought Higgs boson, a subatomic particle dubbed the "God particle" because it is ... watch video
Newsy (June 23, 2014) As the LHC's upgrades near completion, a new study on the particle CERN discovered in 2012 shows it behaves just like the theoretical Higgs boson.
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