CERN Announcement: Continuing Coverage

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Inside the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider Inside the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (Courtesy of CERN)

Scientists reporting from the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland say they have discovered a new particle consistent with the Higgs Boson. The particle has been the subject of a 45 year hunt to explain how matter attains its mass. Both of the Higgs Boson-hunting experiments at the Large Hadron Collider see a level of certainty in their data worthy of a "discovery."

Although more work will be needed to be certain that what they see is a Higgs, one commentator has described what's been going on this morning in Geneva as "this generation's moon landing moment." Jason Palmer is a science reporter for our partner the BBC.

Guests:

Jason Palmer

Produced by:

Rupert Allman

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