The news was simply too exciting to keep under wraps: A Swiss particle accelerator may have found a long-sought subatomic bit called the Higgs Boson — something never before seen, but thought to be the fundamental unit of matter. It’s called the “God Particle” because it is the one thing that lends mass to all other stuff.
But is it too good to be true? Or merely blabbering physicists, battling it out for a spot in the public eye?
The controversial rumor is based on a leaked internal note from physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile-long particle accelerator near Geneva that sits on the sharpest part of the cutting edge of science. The note details an unexpected “bump” in emissions that may be
- Large Hadron Collider May Have Just Found Higgs Boson ‘God Particle’ (blippitt.com)
- Rumors of Higgs Boson Discovery At LHC (science.slashdot.org)
- Rumors About Detection Of ‘God Particle’ (presurfer.blogspot.com)
- World’s Largest Atom Smasher May Have Detected ‘God Particle’ (bubbabutt.wordpress.com)
- RAPatton: Higgs boson rumor as elusive as particle itself – Technology & science – Science – LiveScience – msnbc.com (msnbc.msn.com)
- Has the ‘Big Bang’ machine detected the elusive “God particle’? (news.bioscholar.com)