Monday, July 02, 2012

Will It Be THE Higgs?

So this is turning into a big (momentous?) event. The imminent announcement on July 4th out of CERN about the discovery of the Higgs is causing a lot of news commotions. But is it really the Higgs?

Even as rumours fly in the popular media, physicists have begun quietly cheering at CERN, the European particle-physics lab near Geneva in Switzerland. “Without a doubt, we have a discovery,” says one member of the team working on the ATLAS experiment, who wished to remain anonymous. “It is pure elation!”
My gut feeling here is that it is an announcement of the Higgs discovery. There! I've said it.

Just so you know, I've been wrong before. So don't be the house on my gut feeling. :)


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