On July 4, 2012, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announced that they have discovered Higgs Boson, the ‘God particle‘. It’s being called ‘God Particle’ because the particle is believed to be the key to unifying the standard and quantum models of physics. After that, many experiments were done in August to be more sure. Recently, full result of Higgs Boson has been published officially.
On September 10, the experiments of ATLAS and CMS at CERN have been published in the journal Physics Letters B. To read the ATLAS’s “Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC”, head over to ScienceDirect. To read the CMS’s “Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC”, head over to ScienceDirect
ATLAS spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti said, “The discovery reported in these papers is a momentous step forward in fundamental knowledge. It is the culmination of more than 20 years of effort of the worldwide high-energy physics community to build and operate instruments of unprecedented technology, complexity and performance: the LHC accelerator and related experiments.”
CMS spokesperson Joe Incandela said, “These papers present the first observations of a new particle discovered by two big experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson which has spanned many decades and has involved many experiments. They are the most important papers to come from the LHC so far and the findings are key to the field of particle physics. We are very pleased to see them published in Physics Letters B, accessible to all who may want to read them.”
Source : CERN