Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Prof Higgs' reaction to the discovery of the Higgs particle

Today CERN publicly and officially announced that Higgs Boson particle has been discovered.The Higgs boson, or God particle as it is also known, is an elementary particle which belongs to the class of particles known as bosons. The Higgs boson is the quantum of the Higgs field, just as the photon is the quantum of the electromagnetic field. The Higgs boson has a large mass however, which is why a high energy accelerator is needed to observe it. 

Below see the video released by CERN in which Professor Higgs and some other major scientists involved in the project give their views about this exciting discovery.