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Submission + - The Higg's Boson exists! ( 3

FBeans writes: New York Times:
"Physicists announced Thursday they believe they have discovered the subatomic particle predicted nearly a half-century ago, which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and all matter in the universe size and shape."

So it's back to the LHC to find out what type of Higg's Boson this is.

From The Independant:
"Cern says that confirming what type of boson the particle is could take years and that the scientists would need to return to the Large Hadron Collider — the world's largest 'atom smasher' — to carry out further tests. This will measure at what rate the particle decays and compare it with the results of predictions, as theorised by Edinburgh professor Peter Higgs 50 years ago."


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The Higg's Boson exists!

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  • Pleeeeaaaaaaaaasssssseeeeee do a quick Google before submitting this non-news

    • Probable detection is old news. This seems to be about probable *confirmation*. The Independent article mentions a spin-zero finding, which unless I missed something is indeed new news, suggesting that the detected Higgs-like particle is in fact some flavor of Higgs rather than some unexpected, unrelated particle that just happened to exist at the energy where we thought a Higgs was most likely to be found.

  • What a worthless Times article - I'm not exactly up to speed on the Higgs, but even I can tell several of the few bits of actual science mentioned are inaccurate and largely irrelevant to the subject at hand (confirmation). The Independent at least mentions the spin-zero finding, which would be a major confirmation element - and I'm only assuming that's accurate because I doubt the writer knows enough about the subject to use the term if their source didn't mention it first.

    Anybody have a link to some actu

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