Higgs fever: Your guide to the most-wanted particle

Tevatron at Night The Tevatron typically produced about 10 million proton-antiproton collisions per second. Each collision produced hundreds of particles. The CDF and DZero experiments recorded about 200 collisions per second for further analysis. Fermilab If the Tevatron was a metal detector sweeping across a proverbial beach, the beeps of discovery would have been coming in very close succession at the end of its life. It was, we have learned, extremely close to finding the treasured Higgs boson ... and then, last September, it shut down. Only another, more powerful detector, owned by someone else, will finally be able to grab it. This is the situation facing the scientists of Fermilab today, who announced their final Higgs search results from the storied Tevatron particle collider. For a while now, scientists working with the CDF and DZero experiments have been fairly sure they've not seen the Higgs boson, ruling out mass-energy ranges where it cannot exist. But this is the first time they think they've s

Higgs fever: Your guide to the most-wanted particle

On Wednesday CERN will announce the latest results in the hunt for the Higgs boson. What's technically possible – and what does it mean for the universe?

Mon 2 Jul 12 from Newscientist

World awaits Higgs boson announcement

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Physicists are preparing for an announcement this Wednesday that is tipped to confirm the existence of the Higgs boson.

Sun 1 Jul 12 from ABC Science

More clues soon in hunt for Higgs particle

More clues are expected next week in the worldwide hunt for an elusive sub-atomic particle, the Higgs boson, that is the missing piece in the standard model of physics.

Sun 1 Jul 12 from Phys.org

The Higgs Boson: Whose Discovery Is It?

While the history books will likely remember the final announcement of the Higgs discovery at the LHC most clearly, the road to discovering this strange particle has been a long one, paved by ...

Fri 29 Jun 12 from Wired Science

4th of July Higgs Update

That is to say, CERN is going to share with us what the most recent LHC ...

Fri 22 Jun 12 from Discover Magazine

4th of July Higgs Update, Fri 22 Jun 12 from Discover Magazine

Tantalizing Signs of Higgs Boson Found By U.S. Tevatron Collider

Tevatron at Night The Tevatron typically produced about 10 million proton-antiproton collisions per second. Each collision produced hundreds of particles. The CDF and DZero experiments recorded ...

Mon 2 Jul 12 from Popular Science

God particle is 'found': Scientists at Cern expected to announce Higgs boson particle has been discovered on Wednesday

Five leading theoretical physicists have been invited to the event in Switzerland on Wednesday - sparking speculation that the particle has been discovered.

Sun 1 Jul 12 from Daily Mail

Cosmic discovery week ahead for science, perhaps

GENEVA (Reuters) - It has been fancifully dubbed the angel of creation and, to the particular scorn of physicists, the god particle.

Sun 1 Jul 12 from Reuters

Higgs boson rumours fly as Cern prepares to announce latest results

Even if Cern physicists declare a firm discovery on Wednesday, it might not be the Higgs boson but something even more exoticAs soon as scientists at Cern announced that they would host a seminar ...

Fri 29 Jun 12 from Guardian.co.uk

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