Daily Archives: July 2, 2012

Has CERN "found" Higgs?

Apparently not, but something interesting is happening.

The buzz on the blogosphere is that there will be an announcement on July 4th that the Higgs Boson has been proven to exist, but not “found.” And by “proven” it is meant that empirical evidence of its existence has been gathered, as opposed to a mathematical argument that it must exist or that they have a jar of them and are ready to pass out free samples to reporters. One of the project researchers, John Ellis, has said “We’ve discovered something which is consistent with being a Higgs.”

What is the Higgs Boson? George Musser will be happy to explain. It looks important. If it exists, that is:

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