Voyage of discovery sights what could be the Higgs: Canadians key part of historical science breakthrough

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 08:00 in Physics & Chemistry

Early this morning (July 4, 2012), the ATLAS and CMS particle-physics experiments at the LHC accelerator at CERN presented their latest results in the hunt for the Higgs boson with thousands of viewers from around the world at a global press conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Both experiments observe a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV consistent with the Higgs. Across Canada, hundreds have played critical roles in this breakthrough and are now celebrating.

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