Higgs boson hunt over: CERN scientists at Large Hadron Collider find ‘God particle’

Originally posted on National Post | News:

“I never expected this to happen in my lifetime and shall be asking my family to put some champagne in the fridge” — Peter Higgs, for whom the boson was named following his 1964 paper on the topic

Stereotypes of scientists as stern-faced and emotionless were tossed aside on Wednesday when physicists reacted with joy and tears to CERN’s announcement about the Higgs boson.

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