University of Florida Scientists Help in 'God Particle' Search
Some are calling it the greatest scientific breakthrough in 50 years -- the discovery of a new particle that could be the "God Particle."
The discovery -- announced on Wednesday by CERN -- The European Organization for Nuclear Research -- is creating a buzz throughout the scientific world.
And the University of Florida is right in the middle of it.
Nearly 40 researchers at UF have been part of an international team that included 33 hundred physicists from 40 countries.
UF was the lead in the design and construction of the Compact Muon Solenoid -- a large apparatus that acts like a microscope, enabling scientists to analyze massive amounts of data at one time.
And though more research is needed to determine if the new particle is Higgs Boson, UF scientist Dr. Andrey Korytov says it certainly looks, talks, and walks like one.
Researchers say the Higgs Boson particle is considered the basis of all weight and matter.
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