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kag 07-01-2012 11:55 PM

Higgs Boson particle found 99.99995% sure

The management at Cern want the two teams of scientists to reach the 'five sigma' level of certainty with their results - so they are 99.99995 per cent sure - such is the significance of the results.
The Higgs boson is regarded as the key to understanding the universe. Physicists say its job is to give the particles that make up atoms their mass.

Without this mass, these particles would zip though the cosmos at the speed of light, unable to bind together to form the atoms that make up everything in the universe, from planets to people.
via God particle is 'found': Scientists at Cern expected to announce Higgs boson particle has been discovered on Wednesday | Mail Online

Cornflake 07-02-2012 07:07 AM

CERN: unraveling the secrets of the universe one step at a time

i like it

Torikakae 07-02-2012 08:16 AM

Suddenly....those Lovecraftian horror novels don't seem so farfetched now...

These developing events should be very interesting~

Shnao 07-02-2012 08:18 AM

Wow, interesting. Sharing it with friends.

Nebula 07-02-2012 07:15 PM

Wow, very significant discovery as long as they do not decide that they have 'underestimated their error'.
Sure is nice to know that the one thing particle physicists needed to support their theory has been found.
I doubt this will make nuclear physics or theorectical physics next year any easier....

Bolter 07-03-2012 08:26 AM

wonder if its actually a part of eternity

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