A few minutes ago, one of the most important announcement in particle physics in the past 30 years was made by scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, in Geneva. For decades, tens of thousands of physicists have been involved in an intense experimental search for the "holy grail" of particle physics, the Higgs Boson. It has now been discovered.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Over at Daily-Kos, a theoretical particle physicist explains for laymen the just announced discovery, by scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, in Geneva, of the Higgs-Boson particle. Includes a short, fascinating discussion of how the level of sigma determines if experimental results are merely evidence, or rise to the level of "discovery."
Posted by Tony Wikrent at 6:47 AM