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.
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: