Originally posted by AaronWilson
Some people in this thread clearly do not understand the importance of this discovery. My god people, this is huge news if its true!
Originally posted by aorAki
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Scientists at Cern will announce that the elusive Higgs boson 'God Particle' has been found at a press conference next week,
If it has been found at a press conference next week, haven't they been looking in the wrong place all this time?
The collider, housed in an 18-mile tunnel buried deep underground near the French-Swiss border, smashes beams of protons – sub-atomic particles – together at close to the speed of light, recreating the conditions that existed a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... xzz1zRRvTbXd
However, despite 1,600 trillion collisions being created in the tunnel - there have been fewer than 300 potential Higgs particles. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... xzz1zRS6WdNT
Five leading theoretical physicists have been invited to the event on Wednesday - sparking speculation that the particle has been discovered.
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider are expected to say they are 99.99 per cent certain it has been found - which is known as 'four sigma' level.
If the physicists’ theory is correct, a few Higgs bosons should be created in every trillion collisions, before rapidly decaying.
This decay would leave behind a ‘footprint’ that would show up as a bump in their graphs.
However, despite 1,600 trillion collisions being created in the tunnel - there have been fewer than 300 potential Higgs particles.
Now it is thought that two separate teams of scientists, who run independent experiments in secret from each other, have both uncovered evidence of the particle.
However, the two groups, CMS and ATLAS, are expected to stop short of confirming its existence.
As many times as it takes before they realize they are searching for something which doesn't exist.
They've been saying for a while now that they "think they found it", how many times will it just lead to false hope?
We don't know what the announcement is about, it's probably just to say they have found some more "promising" evidence to "suggest" the Higgs may yet exist. They need to make regular motivational updates to make people think they aren't wasting vast amounts of money searching for something which can't be found. They will not announce they have found it. The Daily Mail (the best source ever ) are the ones trying to spin this and put words into their mouth.
How can they not know if they found it and yet plan an announcement?