GENEVA | The scientists at CERN are holding a live announcement about the Higgs Boson or the God particle. What they found today will change the way we see and know the Universe forever. This is just the start, scientists said, as the explain their discoveries.
Today we have witnessed a discovery which gives unique insight into our understanding of the universe and the origin of the masses of fundamental particles. There is no doubt that the Higgs particle exists and we now have to understand its properties and whether it behaves exactly as predicted by theory. This discovery is the first milestone of the LHC physics programme and opens the door to many more exciting discoveries by the LHC experiments in the next decade.
Professor Stefan Söldner-Rembold, Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester told The Guardian.
The results are preliminary but the 5 sigma signal at around 125 GeV we’re seeing is dramatic. This is indeed a new particle. We know it must be a boson and it’s the heaviest boson ever found,” said CMS experiment spokesperson Joe Incandela. “The implications are very significant and it is precisely for this reason that we must be extremely diligent in all of our studies and cross-checks.
CERN Press Release