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In news released at the Moriond Physics Conference in Italy, scientists from the Tevatron unit at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Il (FermiLab*) that they have found evidence that may show the existence of the elusive Higgs Boson.

Scientists in charge of the two detectors on Fermilab’s Tevatron particle collider, CDF and DZero, announced that they have seen a small excess of events between 115 and 135 GeV that could correspond to the mysterious Higgs on March 7, during a particle physics conference in Moriond, Italy.
This follows results published last year from CERN’s LHC experiments, which indicates the elusive particle existence at around 125 gigaelectronvolts (GeV).

This has incredible significance in proving the validity of the Standard Model. I'm looking forward to more as it becomes available.

*I am particularly pleased by the effort coming out of FermiLab as I worked there back in the early 80's

Originally posted to Divide by Zero on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 10:03 AM PST.

Also republished by SciTech.

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