Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Latest Evidence for the Higgs Boson

  Earlier today researchers at CERN commented in a press conference on the latest evidence for the existence of the Higgs boson. The analysis of the data from collision experiments in 2011 and 2012 indicated a "5 sigma" deviation at about 125-6 GeV from the expected number of events due to known processes. This suggests the existence of a new boson whose characteristics need to be further studied. The physicists now know where they need to focus their efforts in order to prove the existence of the Higgs boson and expect results by the end of the year.
  Higgs and others commented today on the announcement.

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