The Large Hadron Collider at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research suspended operations after a rodent caused an electrical outage.Read the full story ›
A software problem meant the first beams sent this morning had to be stopped - but physics experiments will resume.Read the full story ›
The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent and to me 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.
Physicists say that they are now confident they have discovered the long-sought Higgs boson.
CERN has said that analysis "strongly indicates" that the new particle found last year is the Higgs boson.
Professor Peter Higgs describes his surprise and amazement that the Higgs boson particle has been found:
I never expected this to happen in my lifetime and shall be asking my family to put some champagne in the fridge.
For the geeks: Atlas and CMS experiments at CERN see new particle at 126 GeV with 5 sigma.
For the non-geeks: CERN scientists find new particle. Looks like the Higgs boson, but not 100 per cent sure.
Scientists believe they have found the elusive "God particle" that gives matter mass and holds the physical fabric of the universe togetherRead the full story ›
Professor Peter Higgs, the retired British physicist from Edinburgh University after whom the particle was named, was present at a packed seminar at the Geneva headquarters of Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research.
The professor dreamed up the concept of the Higgs mechanism to explain mass while walking in the Cairngorms in 1964.