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CERN to reveal Higgs boson mystery on July 4

Geneva, Jun 29 (): CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, on July 4 will be presenting the preliminary findings about the search for Higgs Boson, the so-called ‘God particle’, in an international physics conference, the Geneva-based organization said on Thursday.

CERN will present its update at the International Conference on High Energy Physics in Melbourne, Australia.

The results could confirm, confound or complicate our understanding of the fundamental nature of the universe. The theoretical particle, which explains how the sun and planets were formed after the Big Bang, has so far not been proved to exist.

The findings to be presented on July 4 will include the latest found results from ATLAS and CMS, the two major experiments conducted at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that is searching for the Higgs boson.

Both the teams of scientists are analysing their data and got on their experiments to determine exactly what can be said about what they may or may not have discovered.

CERN’s 2012 Large Hadron Collider operations concluded on 18 June. The organisation said it has collected more data between April 2012 and June 2012 than in the whole of 2011.

Thousands of physicists, who are working on the CERN project, have speculated that finally CERN will announce proof of the particle’s existence on 4 July at the International Conference.

The Higgs boson, so-called the ‘God particle’, however more accurately is the last ‘missing’ particle needed to complete the standard model of particle physics.

However, the Higgs boson is still just theoretical. British scientist Peter Higgs first speculated about the particle’s existence in 1964 as the way matter obtained mass after the universe was created 13.7 billion years ago.

According to the theory, without the Higgs boson the universe would have remained a vast soup of particles, and would never have coalesced into stars, planets and life we see today.




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