CERN’s Scientists May Have Discovered The “god-particle”

Scientists at Europe’s CERN research center have found a new subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson, the basic building block of the universe, marking a significant breakthrough in the understanding of the fundamental laws that govern the universe.
Peter Higgs, the 83-year-old British physicist who proposed the existence of the Higgs boson in the 1960s, was at CERN to welcome the news, and overwhelmed, he told the symposium: “It is an incredible thing that it has happened in my lifetime.”
The Higgs theory explains how particles clump together to form stars, planets and life itself.
It is the last undiscovered piece of the Standard Model that describes the fundamental make-up of the universe.
What scientists do not yet know from the latest findings is whether the particle they have discovered is the Higgs boson as described by the Standard Model. It could also be a variant of the Higgs idea or an entirely new subatomic particle that could force a rethink on the fundamental structure of matter, which I suppose would be really exciting for science.
Despite the excitement, however, physicists cautioned that there was still much to learn.

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