This is just brilliant. The concept of Higgs field and Higgs boson explained using ping-pong balls, a bag of sugar and a tea tray.
I am astounded at the amazing speed with which these results have emerged. They are a testament to the expertise of the researchers and the elaborate technologies in place. I never expected this to happen in my lifetime and shall be asking my family to put some champagne in the fridge.
Physicists at at CERN are 99.99% certain that they’ve discovered a Particle that is very similar to Higgs Boson (a.k.a. God Particle). As always, a new discovery brings with it a new set of unanswered questions.
P.S. I didn’t understand a thing that was said during the Announcement and that was when i truly realized the Quantum of my dumbness. Unlike Scientists at CERN, i can say with ‘100% certainty’ that i’m imbecile. :-)
Twitter today once again showed that it blows Google+ and Facebook out of the water when it comes to breaking news.
Search for Higgs boson at Large Hadron Collider reveals new particle - Symmetry Magazine
LHC claims new particle discovery - Paul Rincon / BBC News
Higgs boson: it’s unofficial! Cern scientists discover missing particle - Ian Smaple / The Guardian
Particle ‘CONSISTENT’ With Higgs Boson Discovered - Ian O’Neill / Discovery News
Higgs! - Phil Plait / Discover Magazine
The Elusive Particle: 5 Implications of Finding Higgs - Clara Moskowitz / LiveScience
CERN scientists inexplicably present Higgs boson findings in Comic Sans - Sam Byford / The Verge