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The Discovery of the Higgs Boson July 12, 2012

Aug 04, 2012

Scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) may have made one of the biggest discoveries in recent particle physics. They have discovered evidence of the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that is a linchpin of the theory that unifies the forces of electromagnetism and radioactive decay – and that is also the mechanism through which  everything – from atoms to soap bubbles to galaxies – acquires mass. How might this have an impact on the scientific community; and why is the Higgs boson important?