Friday, July 6, 2012

A Particle "Consistent with" the Higgs

This week, the CERN collaboration announced the detection of a new particle consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson. Both the ATLAS and CMS detectors detected a signal at between 125 and 126 GeV at 5 sigma. The people in charge are naturally cautious. More data is necessary to positively identify the particle, but this time, it certainly looks like the real thing!

Congratulations Particle Physicists!


  1. I had three different people ask me about this on Wednesday. It definitely has gotten people (outside of physics) talking about physics again.

  2. Does this mean the world won't end on December 21st after all?


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