Higgs boson or God particle discovery was confirmed by scientists at the Large Hadron Collider as a result of extensive testing of the particle at The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). The God particle discovery was named as the breakthrough achievement of 2012 by the Science journal, as scientists have been searching for Higgs boson for over more than four decades.
The collaborating scientists from ATLAS and CMS announced their results at the Moriond Conference, in La Thuile, Italy confirming the extraordinary discovery. The subatomic particle, which earlier existed only in books, could explain why matter has mass. It is considered as a missing cornerstone of physics.
Confirming the Higgs boson, CMS spokesperson, Joe Incandela said, “The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent and to me it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson though we still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is.” Scientists from ATLAS also echoed the same sentiments about the discovery.
The particle has been deemed 99% accurate to the proximity of the Higgs boson, however scientists stated that they needed to conduct more research on the particle. The researchers still need to find what type of Higgs the particle is. Higgs boson is demonstrated by how it interacts with other particles, and its quantum properties.
Researchers state that a Higgs boson should have no spin, and in the Standard Model its parity, which is a measure of how its mirror image behaves, should be positive. What do you think about the confirmation of Higgs boson?