God Particle Higgs Boson Wins Big
The Nobel committee awarded this year's Nobel Physics Price for the scientists who proposed the existence of particles with near-zero mass called God Particles or Higgs Boson. The God Particle concept was proposed in the 1960s by Peter W. Higgs and François Englert.
Last year, experiments carried out in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN laboratory outside Geneva in Switzerland provided the first proof of God Particles. Until proved, it existed as a hypothetical elementary particle. Higgs or God particle is matter with near-zero mass. the Large Hadron Collider of the CERN is the world's largest particle collider. This is located in a 27-kilometer circular tunnel 100 meters below ground, at the French-Swiss border.
In early 2012, Rolf-Dieter Heuer, director general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), told a press conference at Britain's Royal Society recently that: 'I'm pretty confident that towards the end of 2012 we will have an answer to the Shakespeare question for the Higgs boson - to be, or not to be."
In the 1960s,Physicists Peter Higgs, Robert Brout and Francois Englert suggested that the particles released following the Big Bang had no mass. As time passed, the universe cooled and a Higgs field was formed along with Higgs Boson. The Higgs field prevails throughout the cosmos. The particles that interact with the Higgs field derive a mass through the 'giver', the Higgs boson, the God Particle. The more they interact, the heavier they become, whereas particles that never interact are left with no mass at all.