Finally: the Higgs Boson

By | December 13, 2011
+Max Huijgen seems to know more about it than me – but it looks like scientists think they've found the Higgs boson at CERN. The Higgs boson is sometimes called the "God particle", because of it's importance in the fundamental nature: it's the missing signature to prove a theory about the Higgs mechanism, which basically tells us why other particles can have mass.

Link to Max's original post:

Higgs boson has been glimpsed, say Cern scientists
Physicists have seen strong hints the Higgs boson exists, but a firm discovery may not come until the end of 2012

One thought on “Finally: the Higgs Boson

  1. Karsten Wegmeyer

    the most important information to me has been the fact that the Higgs Boson is not part of the basic elements building protons/neutrons and so on.

    I thought they where looking for another sub-atomic particle. Then i read Neutrons do have about 1GeV and Protons too.

    The Higgs Boson has been measured around 125GeV mass equvalent ( 95%). So it can't be part of a Proton, Neutron,Gluon, Hadron or whatever.

    The Higgs Boson is a Boson of a field and the reaction of the Particles with this field yields in a mass attribut as i understood it.

    This has been completly new to me.


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