Thursday, August 30, 2012

Interested in finding out more about the 'God particle'?

Photo: Model of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) taken by Johannes Simon/2008 Getty Images (Ebsco Image Collection)
Physicists have for decades been looking for the elusive Higgs Bosun particle (aka the ‘God particle’). Scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) have recently  discovered a new particle  that they believe is consistent with Higgs Bosun, which is thought to be responsible for the presence of mass in the universe. This discovery will contribute not only to our understanding of atoms, but will contribute to our understanding of the universe itself. The experiments which have led to this amazing scientific break-through, took place at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, which is located on the French-Swiss border. To read more about the 'God particle', login to the Ebsco Science Reference Centre    either from home or in the library, using your library card’s barcode.  

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