3 Questions: Physicist Christoph Paus discusses newly discovered particle

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 06:00 in Physics & Chemistry

Today CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced the most conclusive evidence yet for the existence of the Higgs boson (at 5 sigma), a long-elusive cornerstone of the Standard Model of physics. This subatomic particle, first postulated in the 1960s and widely sought ever since, is thought to underlie the origins of mass.

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