We Did Find a Higgs Boson: Scientists

Though they're still not sure if it's a simple or more 'exotic' form of Higgs
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2013 5:33 AM CDT
Updated Mar 14, 2013 7:36 AM CDT
We Did Find a Higgs Boson: Scientists
The magnet core of the world's largest superconducting solenoid magnet, one of the experiments preparing to take data at CERN's Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator is seen, near Geneva.   (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini, File)

Just one week ago, scientists said they were achingly close to confirming that last July's discovery at the Large Hadron Collider was in fact the Higgs boson, and just had to eliminate one more possibility. They apparently did, because the AP reports that CERN today announced that "it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson, though we still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is." As the BBC explains, scientists still need to determine if the subatomic particle is the simplest kind of Higgs or a more "exotic" form. (More Higgs boson stories.)

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