Higgs Boson – Scientist have announced they are close to finding the elusive Higgs Boson, otherwise known as the ‘God Particle,’ that they believe is the missing ingredient to the start of everything in the universe from life to stars. The scientist have been using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, to try to find out what exactly caused and happened after the moments of The Big Bang, that gave birth to the entire universe.
Physicists at the U.S. Fermilab laboratory have confirmed data that researchers announced last year that shows the signs of the existence of the particle that turned the debris left over from the birth of the universe into stars, planets, and then life itself.
“The end-game is approaching in the hunt for the Higgs boson,” said Jim Siegrist, associate director for High Energy Physics at the Department of Energy in Washington, which oversees Fermilab operations.
“It is good to see all the signs lining up,” said CERN spokesman James Gillies, while Oliver Buechmueller of the center’s CMS experiment said: “It seems we are getting closer and closer … this summer is going to be very hot.”
The ‘God Particle’ is the missing link in the Standard Model of physics, that is thought to give mass to other particles.
With more tests at the collider planned later in the year, University of Oxford physicist Tony Weidberg from the Large Hadron Collider told the BBC, that with the announcement it, “makes it a little bit more likely that we’re going to end the year with a discovery rather than an exclusion.”