Higgs Boson existence further confirmed
Scientists have confirmed that the particle found by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012 is Higgs Boson (God Particle).
It had already been proved that the particle discovered in 2012 matched the Higgs Boson with respect to its mass, its lack of spin, and its rapid decay into pairs of photons. However, one key property remained uncertain: whether it gave mass to fermions, a group of particles that includes quarks and leptons.
After studying data from the LHC scientists have confirmed that the 2012 particle meets the final criteria.
The Higgs Boson was first conjectured in 1964, and its historic discovery was announced at CERN in 2012. The significance of the Higgs Boson to our understanding of particle physics is so great that it launched a 40-year search to ascertain its existence, which led to the establishing of the LHC, the world’s largest particle accelerator.
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