The Higgs Boson particle or ‘the God Particle’ is a proposed elementary (without substructure) particle that scientists have been searching for decades. Physicists from the Cern lab claim to have found evidence of the particle using their Large Hadron Collider and have published pictures to support their findings.
Design Week reports “The theory is that Higgs Boson – which was proposed by British physicist Peter Higgs in 1964 – exists in the treacly ‘Higgs field’, which was created in the Big Bang. Higgs Bosons ‘stick’ to particles of matter, slowing them down and forming mass.
Physicists have, for the last four years, been trying to find evidence for Higgs Boson at the 27km-long Large Hadron Collidor at Cern. By firing protons at each other at the speed of light, they hoped to recreate conditions similar to the birth of the universe and catch a glimpse of Higgs Boson, which decays almost immediately after being created.”
Aside from the astounding scientific significance of the Cern discovery, we were struck by the incredible beauty of the images… and although a natural phenomenon the images appear to be almost like computer generated graphics.