Physicists said Thursday they are now confident they have discovered a crucial subatomic particle known as a Higgs boson – a major discovery that will go a long ways toward helping them explain why the universe is the way it is.
So reads an early morning report out of Geneva. According to the brief statement,
Joe Incandela, who heads one of the two main teams at CERN that each involve several thousand scientists, said in a statement that “it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson though we still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is.”
What is the Higgs Boson? Why should you care? For more on that I will refer you to my earlier post on the subject and the video contained therein.