Scientists at CERN now say they have definitely found the Higgs boson… sort of.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research – CERN – stated today that the research gathered last year from the Large Hadron Collider “strongly indicates” that the boson was identified. However, the scientists believe that not all bosons are alike and have yet to uncover just what kind they’re dealing with.
Last year’s discovery was nothing short of groundbreaking; the Higgs only existed in theory since the 1960s when British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs predicted it. Further confirmation that the particle is the Higgs fills out much of the unconfirmed corners of the Standard Model of physics, including how and why certain objects have mass.