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Higgs Boson Confirmed

Wednesday 27th March 2013

Large Hadron Collider Succeeds

CERN Scientists working through the data gathers from experiments using the LHC Large Hadron Collider have finished the exhaustive data analysis and can now confirm that the experiments have confirmed that the Higgs Boson does exist.


Higgs Boson

Higgs Boson

This has a a few ramifications that are all good:


  • It confirms the Standard Model of particle physics is still the basis for our understanding of the universe
  • It resolves some issues with the Standard Model which required the force this particle exerts in order to the equations to work out
  • The Large Hadron Collider has proven its worth
  • We finally have a way to connect gravity with the rest of the forces


Peter Higgs proposed the particle in 1964! It has only taken us 49 years to finally be able to confirm one way or another that he was right. In this case he was. And that is the great dilemma of particle physics. The experiments to differentiate between competing ideas are getting harder and harder to do.


Peter Higgs

Peter Higgs

So just a short post to let you know something momentous has happened in our world.


Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded SoftwareDevelopment. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2013 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd

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