The Best of 2013 // #93: Higgs Boson Confirmed

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2012’s big year was capped off with the discovery of the Higgs boson – the long-sought after ‘God’ particle that gives mass to matter.  However, it wasn’t until 2013 that the physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) were able to confirm that the elusive particle was, in fact, a Higgs.

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To confirm their suspicions, they were determined to analyze 2 1/2 times more data from the LHC then they needed to make a determination.  The over-analyzing resulted in revealing that whatever it was they found in 2012 has all the properties predicted to occurs in a High Boson: positive polarity and zero spin.

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