Professor Higgs: I never expected particle to found in my lifetime

Professor Peter Higgs, who first imagined the 'God Particle' which now bears his name said:

I never expected this to happen in my lifetime and shall be asking my family to put some champagne in the fridge.

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Scientists discover 'God particle'

Scientists believe they have captured the elusive "God particle" that gives matter mass and holds the physical fabric of the universe together. The announcement was made at the Large Hadron Collider, a £2.6 billion particle accelerator, near Geneva.