A new particle has been discovered at CERN which is consistent with the theoretical attributes of the long coveted Higgs-Boson or "God" particle.
After 45 years of searching, scientists at CERN have publically stated that a particle with properties consistent with the theoretical characteristics of the Higgs-Boson has been discovered in the LHC. The combination of two separate data sets from the ATLAS and CSM experiments has left the discovery with a five-sigma point confidence level - meaning that there is a one-in-3.5 million chance that the result could have occurred for reasons other than the Higgs-Boson particle. Both experiments observe a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV, which scientists believe to be, beyond doubt, a new particle: "We know it must be a boson and it’s the heaviest boson ever found" said CMS experiment spokesperson Joe Incandela.
The video below is a compilation of snippets of interviews with Peter Higgs, Francois Englert, Carl Hagen and Gerald Guralnik after the discovery.
For further information, please see the official CERN press release, the BBC website, the Guardian website, and the videos below:
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