Physicists now confident they have found a Higgs boson

Physicists now confident they have found a Higgs boson

Physicists now confident they have found a Higgs boson

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 14, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 14 at 12:50 PM

 GENEVA (AP) -- Physicists say they are now confident they have discovered a long-sought subatomic particle known as a Higgs boson.
 
   The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, says a look at all the data from 2012 shows that what they found last year was a version of what is popularly referred to as the "God particle."
 
   CERN physicist Joe Incandela said in a statement Thursday 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."
 
   The long-theorized subatomic particle would explain why matter has mass. It is considered a missing cornerstone of physics.
 
   Last July scientists with the world's largest atom-smasher announced finding a particle they described as Higgs-like.
 

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