Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Higgs 'God' Particle

Higgs 'God' Particle

You've got to doff your hat at the intelligence of people like Peter Higgs, Professor Emeritus of Physics University of Edinburgh.

In 1964: 

'.....At Edinburgh Higgs first became interested in mass, developing the idea that particles were massless when the universe began, acquiring mass a fraction of a second later as a result of interacting with a theoretical field (which became known as the Higgs Fi).  Higgs postulated that this field permeates space, giving all elementary subatomic particles that interact with it their mass' 
Of course, Higgs couldn't prove this then. But today, 48 years later, news reveal that CERN scientists at the Large Hadron Collider. (LHC) have claimed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson-the so-called 'God' particle 
Try taking the next Nobel prize in Physics from this amazing man!! 

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