Is July 4-th Really the D-day for Higgs-Boson particle?

The Higgs-Boson particle or the God particle of Physics has long eluded the scientists. Peter Higgs first predicted its existence in 1964 and Satyendranath Bose first hinted at this particle having unique properties. Hence the name Higgs-Boson particle. Leo Lederman declared this particle as the “God” particle of physics. It is one of those particles whose existence has been proven theoretically but never practically. According to theory, this is the particle that provides the mass to all other known particles. Without this particle, other particles will just zip through the universe at the speed of light without ever forming anything. The importance of proving the existence of Higgs-Boson is too much to be expressed in words. If proven non-existent, almost all the recent nuclear physics theories will fall down like a pack of cards.

But what happened so suddenly that physicists all around the world are so excited about the “Good News” finally after decades of fruitless experiments?  The reason is an announcement by CERN. They have invited five of the worlds leading theoretical physicists to attend the news conference to be held on 4th July including Peter Higgs, the man who predicted the very existence of the Higgs-Boson particle.

According to CERN physicist john Ellis one of the key reasons for building the Large Hadron Collider is indeed the the discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle. According to Higgs’ theory some Higgs-Boson particles could be created from every few trillion collisions within the Large Hadron Collider and this is the result CERN has been trying to achieve with LHC. The Large Hadron Collider is the most ambitious science equipment that is located in an 18 mile long tunnel 100 meter under the ground at the French-Swiss border. There have been more than 1600 Trillion collisions but fewer than 300 suspected Higgs-Boson particles.

Large Hadron Collider

The large Hadron Collider

It is being highly speculated that the five Physicists are being invited to confirm the existence of Higgs-Boson to Five Sigma Level (99.99995 %).

While at the same time, American Fermilab has announced that thy have found “something”, using Tevatron and the findings will be declared on Monday, 2-nd July. Speculations are that this “something” is related to the Higgs-Boson particle as well.


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Posted on July 2, 2012, in Science. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. With this, science might be able to finally answer the till now supernatural phenomenons like ghosts passing through walls and appearing halfway across the globe. With no mass to hold back, who knows? This could be a very valid explanation in the decades to come!

  2. That is an excellent observation and great food for thought. I might write a blog post on this soon 🙂

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