Wednesday, July 4, 2012

CERN’s scientists have found a new boson within five standard deviations of accuracy. The new particle is the heaviest boson ever found and it’s “consistent” with Higgs boson.

At a press conference that’s still ongoing, CERN’s experts said the evidence for the particle’s existence was observed in the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland.

The ATLAS experiment, also on the lookout for the elusive particle that is said to give all universe size and shape, will be announcing its experiments later today.

By combining data sets from both experiments, the researchers are able to confirm the existence of the particle with even bigger certainty there’s about one in a 3.5 million chance the scientists would get these results if the Higgs boson didn’t exist.

Watch the webcast live here.