Is this the end of the search for Higgs Boson?

On the 4th of July the physicists of the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva discovered a new subatomic particle that could be the Higgs Boson. This is the last necessary condition to complete the Standard Model. It tries to describe all the matter and all the existent forces in the cosmos.

The theory of Higgs Boson could explain in the future why the universe is made of matter and not antimatter. Thanks to this particle, we can see in the universe simple and proportioned laws. There is a lot of explanations about this particle but the Standard Model thinks that the Higgs Boson is the only manifestation of a field of invisible forces that provide the elementary particles with mass. Without this subatomic particle, the elementary forms of matter would move to the speed of light. In addition, there wouldn’t be atoms and life.

The name of this particle come from the physicist of the University of Edinburg, Peter Higgs. He was who said that the cosmic molasses could have its own quantum particle. In 1967 another physicist made the Higgs Boson an important part of an effort to unify two of the four forces of nature, electromagnetism and the nuclear force.

The search for the Higgs Boson began 40 years ago. During this years the most important scientific organisations have been experimenting with this theory but they have never been so close to it as they are now. Although this theory isn’t totally confirmed yet, the CERN claims that this year they will have enough data to confirm that this particle is the Higgs Boson or that it isn’t. If this is the case, physicists will have to search another model to explain the universe.

Personal opinion

I think that if it was totally confirmed that the subatomic particle is the Higgs Boson, this would be a very important discovery to explain the origin of the mass of other elementary particles. In addition, a lot the questions that physicists have about the cosmos could be answered.

I took this article from:

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/h/higgs_boson/index.html

The original source is:

http://cms.web.cern.ch/news/observation-new-particle-mass-125-gev

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4 Responses to Is this the end of the search for Higgs Boson?

  1. Creo que este resumen que nos acabas de facer esta un pouco amplio. eu resumiriao un pouco máis. As dúas fontes que nos puxeches son correctas. Creo que na opinión deberiaste meter máis ao fondo na fonte orixinal e axudarte dela para criticar positivamente ou negativante o articulo da revista. Polo resto é un artículobastante bo. Fixeches ben en meter esas dúas imaxes xa que lle dan vida ao resumen. Noraboa polo traballo realizado

  2. Very good!, the article in the New York Times it´s quite long so it´s not easy to summarize.
    >> However, you obviate what would be identified as a chauvinist nuance or maybe just a competition between Europe (CERN) and America (Fermilab). Actualy, describing the discovery at CERN in Geneve, the author says that ‘It may be an impostor as yet unknown to physics, perhaps the first of many particles yet to be discovered. For now, some physicists are simply calling it a “Higgslike” particle’. Meanwhile, he remember us ‘In early July 2012, Fermilab physicists announced that the Tevatron accelerator had fallen just short of finding the elusive particle. Fermilab said its results were the best “indication” so far that the legendary particle exists’.

    Anyway, he continues with this idea: ‘This is the first time in the long search for the particle that different groups, indeed different colliders, are in vague agreement. It has led to a joke in physics circles now: The Higgs boson has not been discovered yet, but its mass is 125 billion electron volts.’. We’ll see.

    >> Your proposal as original source is not much accurate. I think you’d have chosen another, also from CERN but announcing or explaining the discovery. Probably it’s better ‘Observation of a New Particle with a Mass of 125 GeV’, you’ll understand the joke at the same time. Note that it is available in many languages, including ours: there are a significant number of Galician scientist at CERN!.

    >> You must chose a Category for your post
    >> Let me know the changes in your post sending a comment

  3. raulito21 di:

    Los cambios que voy a realizar son: en primer lugar, cambiar la categoría de la noticia y en segundo lugar, cambiar la fuente original. Aunque, en el comentario anterior afirmaste que por una parte si que estaba correcta.

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