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Higgs Boson physicists win Nobel Physics Prize 2013

Higgs Boson physicists win Nobel Physics Prize 2013

Scientists François Englert and Peter W. Higgs have jointly won the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for predicting the Higgs Boson, the particle - and its connected mechanism - which underlines the way all mass works in the universe. The pair took the award "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles," the Nobel Prize committee announced today, "and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider."

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Higgs boson “God Particle” all but confirmed: here’s why it was worth it

Higgs boson “God Particle” all but confirmed: here’s why it was worth it

This week those responsible for working to find the elusive subatomic big of matter known as the Higgs boson have confirmed that they have, indeed, been able to confirm its existence. Of course as these scientists at CERN are, indeed, scientists, most have been just as cautious about saying they're sure of their findings as their post would indicate: the data "strongly indicates that it is a Higgs boson" - is what they've announced today. This is indeed a proud day for the $10 billion dollar Large Hadron Collider one way or another.

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CERN: Yep, looks like it’s definitely a Higgs boson

CERN: Yep, looks like it’s definitely a Higgs boson

Physicists at CERN say new data crunching indicates the LHC discovery last July is almost certainly a Higgs boson, though there's still some mystery as to which kind of the previously-theoretical particle it might be. The ATLAS and CMS teams manning the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have worked their way through 2.5x the data that was possible for the Higgs boson announcement last year, they said this week, and that initial confidence looks to have been prescient. "The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent and to me it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson" CMS spokesperson Joe Incandela said of the latest findings.

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Higgs Boson put to music in an effort to make it easier to understand

Higgs Boson put to music in an effort to make it easier to understand

Last week's discovery of a Higgs boson-like particle set the internet ablaze with discussion and debate, but as with most scientific discoveries, there are some who are having a hard time understanding what it all means. After all, not everyone has advanced degrees in physics. In an attempt to make the significance of the discovery easier for people to comprehend, a group of scientists have taken CERN's preliminary ATLAS data that revealed this Higgs-like particle and set it to music.

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CERN Higgs boson conference video goes live

CERN Higgs boson conference video goes live

Miss the CERN Higgs boson press conference earlier, and confused about what exactly all this particle magic is about? The teams responsible for apparently spotting the errant subatomic minx have released a video of the conference following the big reveal, going into greater detail of the findings and trying to put them into better context as for what it means for science and the Standard Model. Check out the video after the cut.

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Higgs boson costs Stephen Hawking $100 bet

Higgs boson costs Stephen Hawking $100 bet

CERN's confirmation this morning on the discovery of a Higgs boson-like particle has the science community in gleeful uproar, though for Professor Stephen Hawking the breakthrough is bitter-sweet. While the famous physicist has been an outspoken proponent of Higgs boson research, he also apparently expected the mysterious particle to prove more elusive: he bet professor Gordon King of Michigan University $100 dollars that it wouldn't be found, Hawking told the BBC.

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“God Particle” shows itself: CERN spots Higgs boson

“God Particle” shows itself: CERN spots Higgs boson

Scientists at CERN have announced that they have discovered evidence of a Higgs-like particle with an evidence signal of 5 sigma, the agreed threshold for positive identification of the so-called "God Particle." Announced at a live streaming press conference from the Large Hadron Collider, the confirmation means there is a 99.99997-percent chance that the Higgs boson has been identified in the 125GeV mass range. The news has huge implications for the so-called Standard Model of physics.

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Scientists to unveil evidence of Higgs boson

Scientists to unveil evidence of Higgs boson

Remember the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the God particle? Scientists working on the project will announce on Wednesday that they have enough evidence to show that the Higgs boson does indeed exist. That doesn’t mean they’ve found it, however: the data the scientists have obtained will demonstrate the footprint of the particle, but they still haven’t discovered it for themselves.

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Higgs boson “God particle” detection possible in Chicago

Higgs boson “God particle” detection possible in Chicago

It seems strange that it's all the way over here in Chicago that the Higgs boson "God particle" may have been successfully detected when its CERN, halfway across the world, that's most famous for attempting to detect it. As it turns out though, the announcement today shows that what scientists at Fermilab, near Chicago, have found is extremely similar to what the Large Hadron Collider has already detected, making this not just an exciting discovery, but one that can be repeated in a lab. The "God particle", for those of you unaware, is one which scientists suggest will prove how particles gained mass in the original "Big Bang", this quest for its discovery quite possibly one of the most important scientific projects in our short history here on earth.

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