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Higgs Boson discovered! Moment of victory! Yay!

  1. Jul 4, 2012 #1
    News just came out from a press conference, that the "god particle", a.k.a, the Higgs Boson has been affirmatively discovered. Analyzing the results of trillions of high energy collisions that took place in particle accelerators, physicists concluded that the higgs boson particle (or a particle that's extremely similar) was present in their observations. They referred to the discovery as a "5-sigma" bump, which is pretty much the gold standard in scientific discovery. A bump this high signifies that the margin of error, or the odds that the discovery is a result of chance, are less than 1 in 3.5 million!

    Rejoice thee! :biggrin: :approve:

    For those of you who don't know, it had been hypothesized for a very long time, that a subatomic particle called the Higgs Boson, is part of the reason why the universe has mass. Without it, the universe as we know it, wouldn't exist.
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2012 #2

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