Researchers at the Cern laboratory in Geneva may finally have physical evidence of the "God" particle aka the Higgs boson particle, according to a preliminary report released today.
At a press briefing, Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, director-general of Cern, explained some kind of remnant or residue of the sub-atomic holy grail may have been left behind following recent experiments. Heuer called the preliminary results, "Exciting."
Higgs boson was posited in 1946 by a British physicist named Peter Higgs. It is supposed to provide the mass that gives atoms weight. There is supposedly an invisible field of them throughout the universe. Higgs boson, according to the theory was created almost immediately after the big bang.
But it was always a theoretical construct physical evidence of it has never been seen. Today's findings indicate that hints of it have been seen in two different collisions inside the Large Hadron Collider.
The Large Hadron Collider is a 17-mile long circular atom smasher - the world's largest - built under the Swiss/French border near Geneva. Costing an estimated $ 9 bilion to build the LHC was built to provide an experimental chamber to look for Higgs boson and other sub-atomic particles. For the experiment reported today it was used to create a simulated version of the big bang.