Higgs Boson makes it a champagne year for physics
December 10, 2012 in Science
December 10, 2012 by Laurent Banguet And Richard Ingham
2012 will go down in history as a landmark year, when physicists discovered a fundamental particle that may answer one of the greatest riddles of all.
Investigators believe their discovery to be the long-coveted Higgs Boson, an invisible particle that explains the mystery of mass.
Without the Higgs, say theorists, we and all the other joined-up atoms in the Universe would not exist.
“The discovery is a wonderful example of the ability of the human imagination to understand the Universe to the greatest depths,” said Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel laureate who is president of Britain’s Royal Society.
“As an achievement, it ranks alongside the confirmation that the Earth is round or Man’s first steps on the Moon,” said Pauline Gagnon at CERN
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