12 Dec '11, 3am

Has the 'God particle' been found? Cern set to report probable Higgs boson sighting this week

GENEVA (REUTERS) - Scientists predicted this weekend that sighting of the first strong signs of a particle vital to support Einstein's ideas on the working of the universe will be reported on Tuesday by the Cern physics research centre. While warning there would be no announcement of a full scientific discovery, they said even confirmation that something like the long-sought Higgs boson had been spotted would point the way to major advances in knowledge of the cosmos. 'I am feeling quite a level of excitement,' Mr Oliver Buchmueller, a senior member of one of the two teams seeking the particle amid vast volumes of data gathered in Cern's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) this year, told Reuters. And science bloggers with close contacts among the tight-lipped front-line research groups, known as Atlas and - Mr Buchmueller's - CMS, said their understanding was that both had found ...

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