The good news coming out of Geneva in a highly anticipated seminar Tuesday is that the Higgs Boson or the God Particle may have been glimpsed.
Two research teams working at the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, in Switzerland has said that the newly uncovered data has narrowed down the regions where the Higgs Boson is likely to be discovered.
The Higgs boson is the most coveted in particle physics, thought to be an elusive God particle responsible for giving everything its mass and the building block of everything in the universe.
According to the BBC, the two teams of scientists have said they see hints of the Higgs boson at the same mass.
Italian physicists Fabiola Gianotti, who is ATLAS experiment team, has told the media that the signal is at around 126 GeV (Giga electron volts).
I think it would be extremely kind of the Higgs boson to be here, she said during the seminar where the findings are being discussed, as reported by Reuters.
Gianotti added that it is too early make a conclusion on the discovery.
More studies and more data are needed, she said. The next few months will be very exciting ... I don't know what the conclusions will be.
The ATLAS team is one of two teams working with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, to find the God Particle. The CMS team also presented data Tuesday.
Even though the LHC doesn't have enough data as yet to claim that the God particle has been found, to find the Higgs would be a huge advance for science. Scientists say this particle may explain the scientific mysteries and that it is important for helping with the understanding of the Universe. They say this is a crucial missing piece of the Standard Model.
The $10-billion Large Hadron Collider is located under the Swiss-French border. It is a 17-mile-long (27-kilometer) tunnel where high energy beams of protons are smashed into each other at high speeds.
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