The quest for the Higgs Boson particle has captured popular imagination: Reuters
Now according to a report in The Telegraph, the scientists at Cern, have restarted the Large Hadron Collider (LHC),which is also the most powerful atom smasher in the world in a final assault to locate the particle.
What’s the big deal with Higgs Boson anyway? Well it’s the particle that is believed to have emerged from the Big Bang, around 13.7 billion years ago and holds the key to explaining how the universe and pretty much everything in it came to be.
The report states,
In the next six months… the LHC has been repaired and fettled over the winter, and in this week is completing a series of test firings before starting high-energy collisions next week.
It goes on to state that scientists are pretty determined to get to the bottom of the Boson mystery this time. According to the story, Sergio Bertolucci, Cern’s chief scientist, has told the teams analysing the data from the LHC collisions that he is not interested in painstakingly combining their data (as usually happens) and ordered each to find a cast-iron result on the strength of their measurements alone.
The Higgs Boson particle is sometimes, referred to as God’s particles, a misnomer that has left many scientists quite unhappy and frustrated with those who continue to use it.Via First Post