Early in the morning on July 4, America’s Independence Day, physicists with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN announced they have found a new particle that some have called the ‘God Particle’ at the heart of the universe.
CERN director-general Rolf-Dieter Heuer said, “It’s a historic milestone today. I think we can all be proud, all be happy.” Peter Clarke, Professor of Physics at the University of Edinburgh, says “This is like discovering the heart; without it the entire model of the human body does not work. That is the significance of this particle.”
Fabiola Gianotti of the Atlas experiment at CERN echoed the conclusions of her colleagues: “We all have to be proud of these results. They open a door to a very bright future,” she concluded at the end of her presentation.