Higgs Boson

UPDATE: 10/8/2013 --   Francois Englert and Peter W. Higgs_won the 2013 Nobel Prize For Physics.

 

From this article at the New York Times, physicists announce that they believe they have definitely found the Higgs Boson, or "God Particle." According to the article, they have been pouring over the large Data Set the original experiment created and have come to this conclusion. 

"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," said Joe Incandela, a physicist who heads one of the two main teams at CERN that each involve about 3,000 scientists.

One thing to remember is that we really do have a long way to go. There needs to be an adherence to the Scientific Method and must undergo Peer Review. Additionally, this is a strong candidate for a Nobel Prize but it is still unclear who the award would go to, the original team who postulated the existence of the Higgs Boson or the thousands of scientists working to prove it exists...

Predicted in 1964, the Higgs Boson was "created" as a way to better understand how our universe was created. It was named after Peter Higgs, one of the physicists who theorized its existence, but now is known as the "God Particle."

Whether or not it is a Higgs Boson is demonstrated by how it interacts with other particles and its quantum properties, CERN said in the statement. The data "strongly indicates that it is a Higgs Boson," it said.

The experiments were carried out at CERN Laboratory in Switzerland at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), "which cost some $10 billion to build and run in a 17-mile (27-kilometer) tunnel beneath the Swiss-French border."