Physicists a step closer to the elusive God Particle
Professor Paddy Regan of the Physics Department said the developments were potentially “mind-blowing”.
“The identification of the Higgs boson or ‘God Particle’ at CERN, if confirmed would be the icing on the cake for the standard model of physics, which aims to explain how all the matter which make up the structure of the universe holds together and interacts.”
Professor Paddy Regan added: "However, what I personally find most amazing is not necessarily the mathematical beauty which predicts the existence of the Higgs boson, but the incredible 21st century technology which allows the search to be undertaken.
"The CERN scientists try to pick out the weakest glimpses of the decays of the Higgs boson; to be able to select out these few, extra special decays from the overwhelming massive storm of residues from the multitude of other particle collisions and identify such a rare object is simply mind-blowing.”