Higgs Announcement

4th July, 2012

CERN reports that the Large Hadron Collider has indeed found evidence for a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model.

I obtained this photo of Peter Higgs as a screen capture from the live video feed of the News Conference at CERN.

Peter Higgs at CERN 04-07-2012

We have to wait to find out if the new particle is a scalar or pseudo scalar or whatever. Exciting times!

Note added in October: At the annual statutory meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh on Monday 1 October, Professor Higgs FRS FRSE was awarded a specially-commissioned medal in recognition of his outstanding work that led to the recent announcement by scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN of the discovery of a Higgs-like particle.

Here are two iPhone pictures of the award:

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