‘God particle’ that gives mass to the universe thought to have been found in Large Hadron Collider.
All the known forces in the universe are manifestations of four fundamental forces, the strong, electromagnetic, weak, and gravitational forces.
Standard model comes to us by way of particle physics, a field filled with physicists dedicated to reducing our complicated universe to its most basic building blocks. It’s a challenge we’ve been tackling for centuries, and we’ve made a lot of progress. First we discovered atoms, then protons, neutrons and electrons, and finally quarks and leptons (more on those later). But the universe doesn’t only contain matter; it also contains forces that act upon that matter. The standard model has given us more insight into the types of matter and forces than perhaps any other theory we have.
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are expected to reveal on Wednesday the strongest evidence yet for the Higgs particle. Anticipation is high and rumours have been rife about the announcement.
- Hawking Loses $100 Bet Over Higgs Discovery (newser.com)
- “I Think We Have It”: Is the Higgs Boson a Disappointment? (newyorker.com)
- What’s the Higgs Boson and Why Do We Care? (mentalfloss.com)
- Photos: Higgs boson for dummies (vancouversun.com)