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Submission + - New results indicate that particle discovered at CERN is a Higgs boson ( 1

M3.14 writes: It seems that the statistic is more and more in favor of latest big LHC discovery being the Higgs boson everyone is expecting. There are still some unanswered questions though.
From the article: At the Moriond Conference, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) presented preliminary new results that further elucidate the particle discovered last year. Having analysed two and a half times more data than was available for the discovery announcement in July, they find that the new particle is looking more and more like a Higgs boson, the particle linked to the mechanism that gives mass to elementary particles. It remains an open question, however, whether this is the Higgs boson of the Standard Model of particle physics, or possibly the lightest of several bosons predicted in some theories that go beyond the Standard Model.

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New results indicate that particle discovered at CERN is a Higgs boson

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  • I saw a headline that read: Physicists found GOD particle' and the story had a different headline:

    Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson []

    but in the story it did say this:

    They made the statement following study of the data gathered last year from the world's largest atom-smasher, which lies beneath the Swiss-French border outside Geneva. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, said that what they found last year was, indeed, a version of what is popularly referred to as the "God particle."

    So I got thinking, what is the significance of somebody saying that? I am an atheist, and so it doesn't mean much for me, it just means some silly nick name. God-particle. Glue-particle. Blah-particle. Whatever-particle.

    But then I realised, that's not how many people see it! There are literally millions of people who are quite reli

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