Thursday, July 12, 2012

Here's What the Higgs Boson Sounds Like

The discovery of the Higgs boson was a singular event, but it was also the product of a long effort:the Atlas project, which used CERN's Large Hadron Collider to analyze particle acceleration. The existence of the Higgs was confirmed -- or, well, the existence of a particle that "looks for all the world" to be the Higgs was confirmed -- when groups of researchers detected a "bump" corresponding to a particle weighing 126 GeV, making it consistent with Dr. Higgs' mysterious particule.

via the atlantic

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