Higgs boson particle found: Cern scientists 99.999% sure ‘God Particle’ has been found. Secrets are about to be revealed.
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God Particle Found: Leaked video suggests Higgs boson particle was found
As the world eagerly waits for an announcement on the finding of elusive Higgs boson particle, a leaked video suggests that the scientists have indeed found evidence for a new particle, possibly the Higgs, according to news reports.
The video which was briefly made public yesterday on the website of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) confirmed that physicists at the world’s largest atom smasher – Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – have most likely discovered the long-sought particle, also known as the “God Particle”.
“We’ve observed a new particle… we have quite strong evidence that there’s something there” with a mass roughly 130 times the mass of the proton, Joe Incandela, spokesman for the CMS experiment at LHC, was quoted by ScienceNews as saying in the video.
God particle: What is the Higgs Particle and what it does?
God particle : Higgs Boson particle Cern announcement
It will change the world. The Large Hadron Collider at Cern, near Geneva. Scientists there are making an announcement this morning, thought to be about the possible discovery of the Higgs boson particle.
CERN scientists reveal the mystery behind God Particle at Hadron Collider in Higgs Boson
‘ The god particle is the most massive such particle that exists, if we confirm all of this which I think we will,’ Joe Incandela says in the video which now resides in a password-protected part of the Cern lab’s website.
Today’s discovery is “unbelievably exciting”, according to Harvard physicist Lisa Randall. ”I’m not done yet; there’s more to come!” she laughs. She has these guys in the palm of her hand.
‘ I really didn’t expect this. They got enough data and improved analysis to the point where we know about a new particle months before I expected (based on asking lots of people)! It is unbelievably exciting.’ Randall adds.
CERN Scientist score a hit with Higgs boson god particle
Since the particle decayed into two photons, CERN scientists are rock solidly sure it is a boson, though they can’t be sure it’s the Higgs boson, which may solve the fundamental questions about the formation of the universe.
“This video was one of several videos we pre-recorded to account for all scenarios,” the CERN press office told LiveScience in an email. “For reasons not yet understood, it became temporarily visible.”
The possibly newfound particle has a mass that’s around 130 times that of a proton, making it the most massive particle that exists if, in fact, its existence is confirmed.
The discovered Higgs boson is thought to give all other matter its mass; it is predicted by the leading theory of particle physics called the Standard Model. This model, however, doesn’t predict the Higgs’ mass, and so physicists have been searching a wide range of masses to spot it.
“When we say we’ve observed the particle it means we’ve just got enough data to say it’s there and it’s very unlikely to go away. That’s what an observation is,” Mr Incandela said in the video.
CERN scientists at the facility are expected to brief about their discovery later today.
It’s expected that the scientists will say they are 99.99 % certain the particle has been found – which is known as ‘ four sigma ‘ level.
Higgs boson is named after Peter Higgs, the Edinburgh University emeritus professor of physics. He is among those who have been called to the CERN press conference and god particle announcement in Switzerland.
The Large Hadron Collider, located 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.
If the physicists’ theory is correct, a few Higgs bosons should be created in every trillion collisions, before rapidly decaying. This decay would leave behind a “footprint” that would show up as a bump in their graphs.
The historic announcement came in a progress report from the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator.
Professor John Womersley. chief executive of the Science and technology Facilities Council, told reporters at a briefing in London: “They have discovered a particle consistent with the Higgs boson.
Discovery of god particle : A momentous day for science
“Discovery is the important word. That is confirmed. It’s a momentous day for science.”
Scientists say it is a 5 sigma result which means they are 99.999% sure they have found a new particle.
Discovering the Higgs boson plugs a gaping hole in the Standard Model, the theory that describes all the particles, forces and interactions that make up our universe.
Tommaso Dorigo, a scientist on the CMS experimental team at Cern, had this evaluation for Ian over in Geneva:
Is it a Higgs boson or not? Well, it has been found using techniques tuned for the Standard Model Higgs. A different object might have stepped in, but it is quite unlikely in my humble opinion.
There comes a time in a scientist’s life when the weight of evidence can no longer be ignored. That moment came today for physicists at Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, who announced overwhelming evidence for the obscure but profoundly important Higgs boson, the particle that sparked the greatest hunt in modern science.
In presentations given to a packed auditorium at the laboratory on Wednesday morning, and webcast around the world, the leaders of two research teams, who worked independently of each other, said they had spotted a new particle amid the microscopic flashes of primordial fire created inside the world’s most powerful atom smasher.
Cern stopped short of claiming official discovery of the Higgs boson, even as many physicists conceded the evidence was now so compelling they had surely found the missing particle.
Formal confirmation of the discovery is expected within months, though it could take several years for scientists to work out whether they have found the simplest kind of Higgs particle that theories predict, or part of a more complex picture: for example, one of a larger family of Higgs bosons. The discovery of more than one kind of Higgs particle would open the door to an entirely new realm of physics.
9.21am: First reaction from Peter Higgs has just landed in my inbox. According to a statement sent by Edinburgh University, the physicist says he is “astounded” at the speed with which the results have emerged and is preparing to celebrate.
Scientists at CERN are to be congratulated on today’s results, which are a great achievement for the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments leading up to this.
I am astounded at the amazing speed with which these results have emerged. They are a testament to the expertise of the researchers and the elaborate technologies in place.
I never expected this to happen in my lifetime and shall be asking my family to put some champagne in the fridge.
9.14am: “Both experiments observe a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV,” confirms a press release from Cern.
Gianotti- who is still speaking- is quoted in this release as saying:
We observe in our data clear signs of a new particle, at the level of 5 sigma, in the mass region around 126 GeV. The outstanding performance of the LHC and ATLAS and the huge efforts of many people have brought us to this exciting stage, but a little more time is needed to prepare these results for publication.
Incandola, from CMS, adds to god particle found travesty:
The results are preliminary but the 5 sigma signal at around 125 GeV we’re seeing is dramatic. New Higgs boson is indeed a new particle. We know the found boson is a boson and it’s the heaviest boson ever found. The implications are very significant and it is precisely for this reason that we must be extremely diligent in all of our studies and cross-checks here in CErn
And Sergio Bertolucci, research director of CERN, says:
It’s hard not to get excited by these results. We stated last year that in 2012 we would either find a new Higgs-like particle or exclude the existence of the Standard Model Higgs. With all the necessary caution, it looks to me that we are at a branching point: the observation of this new particle indicates the path for the future towards a more detailed understanding of what we’re seeing in the data.
The god particle results presented today are labelled preliminary, the statement adds.
They are based on data collected in 2011 and 2012, with the 2012 data still under analysis. Publication of the analyses shown today is expected around the end of July. A more complete picture of today’s observations will emerge later this year after the LHC provides the experiments with more data.
The next step will be to determine the precise nature of the particle and its significance for our understanding of the universe. Are its properties as expected for the long-sought Higgs boson, the final missing ingredient in the Standard Model of particle physics? Or is it something more exotic? The Standard Model describes the fundamental particles from which we, and every visible thing in the universe, are made, and the forces acting between them. All the matter that we can see, however, appears to be no more than about 4% of the total. A more exotic version of the Higgs particle could be a bridge to understanding the 96% of the universe that remains obscure.
Positive identification of the found particle’s characteristics will take considerable time and data. But whatever form the Higgs boson particle takes, our knowledge of the fundamental structure of matter is about to take a major step forward. They are almost there.