The Higgs Boson – The search for God´s particle is ongoing

Search for God´s particle ongoing

Higgs boson at CERNThe European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, will provide on July 4 an update on the elusive ‘God particle’ – scientifically referred to as the Higgs boson – a subatomic particle,  which if found, could explain how particles acquire their mass (CERN update ).

The Higgs boson is a hypothetical elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. The existence of the Higgs boson is predicted to explain how spontaneous breaking of electroweak symmetry (the Higgs mechanism) takes place in nature, which in turn explains why other elementary particles have mass.

The scientists at CERN are carrying out the search for the particle using an atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which recreates a “Big Bang”, namely the conditions that existed early in the evolution of the universe, on a microscale.

Christian Schumacher

Dr. Christian Schumacher is the founder and managing director of StepChange Innovations GmbH, a technology development and consulting firm based in Germany. He has more than 20 years of experience in the chemical industry with global players such as Hoechst AG and DyStar Textilfarben GmbH as head of R&D, senior regional business manager Asia Pacific, head of e-commerce, head of marketing services, new product development manager and R&D chemist.

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