God particle update: Higgs boson new data to be announced by CERN scientists

By on Dec 13, 2011 in Environment, Europe, Science Comments

Updated: December 13, 2011 11:55 p.m.

Read God particle update: Higgs boson search for existence narrowed, LHC scientists at CERN reveal

A seminar will be held at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva in Switzerland, on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, and scientists will be revealing the latest on the God particle.



Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
Image Credit: Maximilien Brice/CERN

As noted in a recent press release by CERN, Large Hadron Collider (LHC) physicists will be announcing the new data about the Standard Model Higgs boson, also known as the God particle.

According to CERN, the seminar will start at 14:00 (CT) on Tuesday in which the scientists will be available for a Q&A with the selected media invited at around 16:30 (CT), right after the seminar.

Apparently, researchers believe the latest update about the so-called God particle could help explain a lot of scientific mysteries, in which British physicist Peter Higgs have theorized its existence back in 1964.

The Higgs boson, named after him, is a theory that explains why atoms have weight, which is being associated with the force field that gives other particles their mass, a specific concept in physics different from weight or density.

Interestingly, the Higgs boson is notably the missing link in current theories of physics and the $10-billion LHC under the Swiss-French border will try to help narrow the region of the search for the God particle.

The LHC is a 27km (17-mile) circumference accelerator ring of superconducting magnets that is designed to re-create the conditions just after the Big Bang, which hosts two experiments.

They are Atlas and CMS, which are searching for the God particle separately, in which Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti is in charge of the Atlas experiment and is among the speakers in the said seminar.



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