Scientists hunting for the elusive Higgs boson, or “God particle,” at CERN‘s Large Hadron Collider in Geneva will unveil results next week that will either elate or disappoint the scientific community.
The theoretical Higgs particle supposedly explains how suns, planets, and solar systems formed in the millions of years after the Big Bang. So far, though, no one has been able to prove that the particle exists.
CERN will on July 4 unveil its latest findings after reporting “tantalizing glimpses” of the mysterious particle back in December.
Many are speculating that CERN will finally announce proof of the existence of the Higgs particle.
“It’s still premature to say anything so definitive,” says CERN spokesman James Gillies.
Still, with plans for a press conference that will be beamed all around the globe and coincide with a major particle physics conference in Australia, anticipation of a significant announcement definitely exists.
Could this finally be it? We’ll have to wait and see.
More in the video below.
- Did scientists find the ‘God Particle’? Higgs Boson announcement expected. (csmonitor.com)
- Higgs boson-hunting CERN scientists closing in on Big Bang particle (news.nationalpost.com)
- Excitement Builds Over Expected Higgs Boson Announcement (livescience.com)