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  • n  any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle; all nuclei with an even mass number are bosons

  • If we'd spent all that energy on particle physics instead, we would have found the Higgs boson by now.
  • You may have never heard of the Higgs boson, but scientists at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva have spent a lot of time and money looking for it.
  • What physicists think they'll see is a long-sought particle called the Higgs boson.
News & Articles

  • Exclusive Video: Marvel at the Large Hadron Collider In Clip From Sheffield Doc/Fest Doc 'Particle Fever'
    The Sheffield Doc/Fest is hosting the World Premiere of Mark Levinson's new film "Particle Fever," edited by Walter Murch ("Apocalypse Now"). The film follows six international scientists as they work on the most expensive science experiment in history.  They're looking to recreate the creation of the universe, to find the Higgs boson, the "God" particle. So what does the machine that is set up ...
    June 14, 2013 - indieWIRE
  • New 19-mile-long International Linear Collider will investigate the Higgs boson, dark energy, multiple dimensions
    The new 31-kilometer (19.2 mi) International Linear Collider (ILC) is finally ready for construction, according to CERN and the Linear Collider Collaboration. The ILC will initially augment the LHC's attempt to identify and characterize the Higgs boson, but in the future it could investigate new areas such as supersymmetry, dark matter and energy, and superstring theory, significantly advancing ...
    June 13, 2013 - ExtremeTech
  • Higgs explained tonight by popular cosmologist Sean Carroll
    The Higgs boson. The so-called “God particle.” Or, as popular cosmologist Sean Carroll dubs it: The Particle at the End of the Universe. If last summer’s announcement that physicists had discovered the final piece of the particle puzzle left you puzzled yourself, an event tonight at Fermilab may well unravel the mystery. Carroll, author of the recent book, “The Particle at the End of the ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Beacon News
Quotes

  • Peter Higgs in Scientific American
    It all happens so fast that the appearance of the boson may be hidden in the data collected, and it could take a long time for the analysis to find it,said Higgs. "I may have to keep the champagne on ice for a while yet."
  • Leon Lederman in Kitsap Sun
    In his book Lederman explains, "This (Higgs) boson is so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our final understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive, that I have given it a nickname: the God Particle."
  • David J Gross in Science News
    Succeeding in isolating single top quarks is a sign that the community is up to the Herculean task of finding the Higgs boson,Gross says.

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