Higgs Found?


The elusive Higgs Particle may have been found last week. While this would not be the first time rumors have surfaced regarding the particle, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN may indeed have found it. Although it is not yet confirmed as a discovery, they have detected what could be the Higgs particle. The results still need to be checked over and the experiment repeated, so there is nothing to get too excited over yet. Its confirmation would mean the culmination of a 40 year search for the particle and the completion of the Standard model of particle physics. If not, the Higgs particle probably does not exist and physicists will need to go back to their blackboards to figure out how exactly tiny particles interact. It is thought that the Higgs particle is the particle that allows other particles to have mass. The conclusive results are expected in about a year.