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CERN announces discovery of elusive Higgs boson

Started by gjcarter, 07/05/2012 07:19AM
Posted 07/05/2012 07:19AM | Edited 07/05/2012 07:21AM Opening Post
Peter Higgs, a theorist who envisioned the particle as a young man in 1964, teared up as he attended the discovery announcement in Geneva.

“It’s really an incredible thing that it’s happened in my lifetime,” Higgs, 83, said when he took the microphone before a packed auditorium at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which operates the Higgs-hunting Large Hadron Collider.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/scientists-discover-new-subatomic-particle-at-the-center-of-everything/2012/07/04/gJQADi8nMW_story.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/science/cern-physicists-may-have-discovered-higgs-boson-particle.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2_20120705

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Posted 07/05/2012 02:23PM #1
Numerous Amarters deny its existence, citing bias of liberal scientists.
Posted 07/06/2012 12:18PM #2
Gary Carter said:

Peter Higgs, a theorist who envisioned the particle as a young man in 1964, teared up as he attended the discovery announcement in Geneva.

“It’s really an incredible thing that it’s happened in my lifetime,� Higgs, 83, said when he took the microphone before a packed auditorium at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which operates the Higgs-hunting Large Hadron Collider.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/scientists-discover-new-subatomic-particle-at-the-center-of-everything/2012/07/04/gJQADi8nMW_story.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/science/cern-physicists-may-have-discovered-higgs-boson-particle.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2_20120705

It's definitely a wonderful day for the particle physics community. I'm very happy for the scientists at CERN and just sorry it didn't happen on US soil. This is the type of basic research that defines a country IMO.