Higgs speculation is 'premature'

Rumours abound of another sighting of the "God particle", but sifting fact from false alarms is a careful businessThis year marks the coming of age for the God particle, that elusive entity whose awkward nickname has guaranteed more media coverage of particle physics than its formal name, the Higgs boson, might ever have managed.It was 18 years ago that Leon Lederman, a Nobel prize winning physicist and former director of Fermilab - home to the world's second most powerful collider - came up with the name, in part, he argued, in recognition of its central role in understanding matter. The Higgs particle, as you know, is deemed instrumental in conferring mass on fundamental particles.The true age of the particle is much older of course. So far as humans are concerned, the particle came to light in 1964 when the Edinburgh-based theorist, Peter Higgs, noticed it among the handwritten equations in his notebook. By that reckoning the particle turns 47 this summer.But if the particle is real it is older still. The

Higgs speculation is 'premature'

Speculation about a dramatic finding in the search for the elusive Higgs boson particle is premature, according to experts.

Tue 26 Apr 11 from BBC News

CERN physics lab downplays claim of key discovery

(AP) -- The world's biggest particle physics lab on Tuesday played down claims of a major discovery, after a leaked memo hinting that the elusive Higgs boson - or 'God particle' - may have been ...

Tue 26 Apr 11 from Phys.org

Internet rumors of Higgs boson

Rumors of the elusive Higgs boson whip up Internet frenzy

Tue 26 Apr 11 from TIME

Another Higgs rumor reminds us how science is correctly done

(PhysOrg.com) -- With the Large Hadron Collidor (LHC) running smoothly for well over a year now, the excitement surrounding the possibility for the discovery of new physics has generated a few ...

Mon 25 Apr 11 from Phys.org

Leaked memo reveals 'discovery of God particle'

It is the most elusive subatomic particle in the universe and its discovery could revolutionise nuclear physics.

Sun 24 Apr 11 from The Independent

Rumor: LHC Sees Hint of the Higgs Boson

A leaked internal memo from physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider reports a whiff of the Higgs boson, the long-sought theoretical particle that could make or break the standard model ...

Fri 22 Apr 11 from Wired Science

How will we know when the Higgs particle is really discovered?

Rumours abound of another sighting of the "God particle", but sifting fact from false alarms is a careful businessThis year marks the coming of age for the God particle, that elusive entity ...

Thu 28 Apr 11 from Guardian.co.uk

Scientific world buzzing around rumour that God particle has been detected

The world scientific community is absolutely abuzz with the rumour that the Higgs boson, the elusive God particle, may have just been detected. The rumour started after an internal note was ...

Wed 27 Apr 11 from ZME Science

Has Quest for the Elusive 'God Particle' Succeeded?

A Swiss particle accelerator may have found a long-sought subatomic bit called the Higgs Boson -- something never before seen, but thought to be the fundamental unit of matter, the one thing ...

Mon 25 Apr 11 from FOXNews

Large Hadron Collider rumoured to have found God Particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider are rumoured to have found the elusive so-called "God Particle".

Sun 24 Apr 11 from Telegraph.co.uk Science

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