London/Geneva: The mystery surrounding the existence of ‘Higgs Boson’, often referred to as ‘God particle’, has come to the fore once again. As scientists involved in the enigmatic project of ‘Higgs subatomic particle’ prepare to unveil its discovery next week, the announcement could confirm, confound or complicate the human’s understanding of the primary nature of the universe.
The theoretical particle, which explains how the suns and planets were formed after the Big Bang, has so far not been proved to exist.
At the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) in Melbourne, Australia on July 4-11, the CERN research centre near Geneva, will unveil its latest findings in the search for the Higgs after reporting ‘tantalising glimpses’ in December.
Scientific bloggers and a section of physicists working on the project are speculating that CERN will finally proclaim proof of the existence of the Higgs. “It’s still premature to say anything so definitive,” says CERN spokesman James Gillies.
With Agency Input