Halfway to the Higgs?
July 25, 2011 |
I’m always told that scientists are never ‘certain’ about anything. But when it comes to the discovery of a new particle they’re aiming to get pretty close.
Scientists at CERN have announced they’re about ‘halfway’ to discovering the Higgs boson – the particle that gives stuff mass. US scientists have also seen signs of the Higgs, but their results are less certain.
For an ‘official’ discovery researchers will need a 1 in 1 million chance that the result is just a fluke.
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