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Know Everything about Higgs Boson God Particle Watch documentary Hunt for Higgs must see

Know Everything about Higgs Boson God Particle Watch documentary Hunt for Higgs must see

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Joe Incandela, leader of one of the teams known as CMS, told scientists at the European Center for Nuclear Research, or CERN, that his team of 2,100 scientists has "observed" a new particle that is a boson — the same type of particle as the long-sought Higgs boson, popularly referred to as the "God particle."

In a statement, CERN said that the new find is "consistent with (the) long-sought Higgs boson,"

Two CERN laboratories, working independently of each other to avoid bias, found the new particle in the mass region of around 125-126 Gigaelectronvolts (GeV)

Finding the Higgs was a key goal for the $10bn (£6bn) Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - a 27km (17-mile) circumference accelerator ring of superconducting magnets, designed to re-create the conditions just after the Big Bang in an attempt to answer fundamental questions of science and the Universe itself.

The collider hosts two experiments - Atlas and CMS - that are searching for the particle independently.

The Higgs boson is a "fundamental" particle; one of the basic building blocks of the Universe. It is also the last missing piece in the leading theory of particle physics - known as the Standard Model - which describes how particles and forces interact.

The Higgs explains why other particles have mass. As the Universe cooled after the Big Bang, an invisible force known as the Higgs field formed together with its associated boson particle.

It is this field (and not the boson) that imparts mass to the fundamental particles that make up atoms. Without it, these particles would zip through the cosmos at the speed of light.

40 years ago first time Higgs Boson was theorized by British physicist Peter Higgs and others.
Higgs Boson is sometimes referred as God Particle.

Higgs boson, a subatomic particle believed to be key to the formation of stars, planets and eventually life after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.

Physicists Peter Higgs, Robert Brout and François Englert suggested that
All particles had no mass just after the Big Bang.
As the Universe cooled and the temperature fell below a critical value, an invisible force field called the ‘Higgs field’ was formed together with the associated ‘Higgs boson’.

The field prevails throughout the cosmos: any particles that interact with it are given a mass via the Higgs boson.

The more they interact, the heavier they become, whereas particles that never interact are left with no mass at all.

Higgs is a particle, or set of particles, that might give others mass.

It will explain why everything in the universe has mass and weight.

The Higgs boson is the signature evidence of the theory - an unstable particle created moments after the big bang before decaying into smaller particles, which form the building blocks of the universe.

The Higgs is the last missing piece of the Standard Model, the theory that describes the basic building blocks of the universe. The other 11 particles predicted by the model have been found and finding the Higgs would validate the model

The elementary particle of boson is named after Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose

Satyendra Nath Bose studied at Presidency College, Calcutta.

In Dhaka Bose was giving lecture to students showing them that contemporary theory was not in accordance with results gathered from experiments and in that a Bose committed a 'mistake' a statistical error.

That error inspired Bose wrote a paper and sent the paper directly to Albert Einstein in Germany.
After reading that paper, Einstein understood the importance and immediately translated that paper into the German Language and submitted it on Bose's behalf to the prestigious Zeitschrift für Physik journal.
As a result of this recognition, Bose was able to work for two years in European X-ray and crystallography laboratories, during which he worked with Louis de Broglie, Marie Curie, and Einstein himself.

Bose's 'mistake' is today what the world calls Bose–Einstein statistics. This result derived by Bose laid the foundation of quantum statistics, as acknowledged by Einstein and Paul Dirac.

Watch the video and understand CERN: The Standard Model of Particle Physics

BBC Must see Video - The Hunt for Higgs

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Usha July 04, 2012  

sm, very informative and interesting read about higgs bosom. Good to know about Indian physicist Satyendra nath Bose's original contribution for this massive research work on Higgs Boson.

Destination Infinity July 04, 2012  

The first video explains the standard model very well. Thanks for putting it up.

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Shaw July 05, 2012  

what an important discovery