CERN officials said they would find the Higgs Boson, or God Particle, before Christmas 2011. Now they say it will be found within 12 months. Will CERN find it?
“I think by this time next year I will be able to bring you either the Higgs boson or the message that it doesn’t exist,” Rolf-Dieter Heuer, CERN director general said in reports to TheWeatherSpace.com
A representitive overseeing the operations at CERN, James Gillies, says the Higgs Boson is not the only key to the universe’s mystery.
The Standard Model of particle physics has lasted for forty years. But it’s a flawed theory. Something within it has got to give. At the kind of energies the LHC is probing, we are investigating what generates the mass of particles. Higgs is just one theory,” he told TheWeatherSpace.com last month.
“Higgs is the most popular because it’s mathematically appealing,” Gillies said. “If we don’t find the Higgs, we will go on to find whatever else it is that is generating mass.”
So not Christmas this time … CERN Scientists say within the next 12 months they will find the particle.