It’s official, CERN researchers have discovered the elusive “god particle”, also known as the Higgs Boson. That’s right, “scientists at the Large Hadron Collider are expected to say they are 99.99 per cent certain it has been found – which is known as ‘four sigma’ level.” Continue reading for a video and more information.
However, despite 1,600 trillion collisions being created in the tunnel – there have been fewer than 300 potential Higgs particles. Now it is thought that two separate teams of scientists, who run independent experiments in secret from each other, have both uncovered evidence of the particle.However, the two groups, CMS and ATLAS, are expected to stop short of confirming its existence.
The collider, housed in an 18-mile tunnel buried deep underground near the French-Swiss border, smashes beams of protons – sub-atomic particles – together at close to the speed of light, recreating the conditions that existed a fraction of a second after the Big Bang.