Android users can now join the search for the Higgs Boson, as they now hold the Large Hadron Collider in the palm of their hands or their tablet computer. A new app called LHSee now allows Android smartphone users to explore three-dimensional diagrams of the machine.
The app was built by a team at the University of Oxford and it includes educational resources. Android users can also see the individual collisions from the Large Hadron Collider.
It's amazing to see that you can pick out the different individual proton collisions, Dr. Alan Barr of the University of Oxford said in a statement.
The Large Hadron Collider or LHC, is a 17-mile particle accelerator under the Swiss-French border. It began running in 2009 and was built to test some of the predictions in physics and for advancing the understanding of some of the laws of nature. One of the machine's biggest quests is the hunt for the Higgs boson also known as the God particle. Higgs Boson has proven to be one the greatest riddle in all of physics.
Physicists believe that Higgs boson may hold the key to understanding the evolution of the universe from its birth.