Hints of the God Particle - the physics community is afire with rumors that the Higgs boson has at last been found. The Higgs boson is the final piece of the Standard Model, a framework that describes the interactions of all known subatomic particles and forces.
Ever since tantalizing hints of the Higgs turned up in December at the Large Hadron Collider, scientists there have been busily analyzing the results of their energetic particle collisions to further refine their search.
“The bottom line though is now clear: There’s something there which looks like a Higgs is supposed to look,” wrote mathematician Peter Woit on his blog, Not Even Wrong. According to Woit, there are rumors of new data that would be the most compelling evidence yet for the long-sought Higgs.