CERN scientists have shown a shining hope for the end of search for Higgs Boson next week. Higgs Boson is one of the fundamental particles, which physicists were searching for some time. It is one of the difficult particles to define but its research would help to understand why particles have mass as it is believed to give mass to everything in the universe.
Successful completion of this research is considered to an important step forward in science by the scientists of Large Hadron Collder (LHC).
Scientists design the £6 billion particle accelerating machine on the French-Swiss border, near Geneva, to work on the Higgs boson. Through this device scientists will break the protons into pieces, so that Higgs boson can be found in the broken fragments.
According to the reports of BBC, two separate teams working on two technologically different detectors i.e. ATLAS and CMS, will show the results of the data from LHC collisions. As the teams are working on different techniques, so the experiments will probably cross-check each other. The team is expecting to see the Higgs at about 120 to 125 GeV (gigelectronvolts), where one GeV is about the mass of a proton.
Researchers studied fragments of some 350 trillion collisions this year, with approximately ten or so candidates showing the signs of Higgs.
Professor John Ellis, a former head of theoretical physics at Cern,
I think we are going to get the first glimpse. The LHC experiments have already looked high and low for this missing piece. It could be that it weighs several hundred times the proton mass, but that seems very unlikely, then there’s a whole intermediate range where we know it cannot be, then there’s the low mass range where we actually expect it might be. There seem to be some hints emerging there… and that’s what we’re going to learn on Tuesday.
This research is different from the faster-than-light neutrino particles’ discovery in September.