Discovery of the Higgs boson is approved by the scientific community
The discovery of the Higgs boson, CERN announced on July 4 , took a key step on the road to be considered ratified science, having been published in the journal Physics Letters B , after being reviewed and approved by other scientists.
Two months ago, the team of researchers who analyzed data from CMS and ATLAS experiments of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), announced the discovery of this elementary particle. CERN not directly said it was the Higgs boson, however, is the only particle that remains to be discovered as the Standard Model, so it makes sense that they were of her.
Following the announcement, both teams sent their data to the magazine, and today, both papers approved the revision of the scientific community, which transforms them into science, formally speaking.
Now, before it can be determined that the particle is quite effectively the Higgs boson, CERN teams must perform some additional tests. Since the July announcement, the LHC has been working incessantly for CMS and ATLAS can analyze the data. It is expected that by December, both teams have a lot more details about the properties of the new particle, and can confirm if it is the Higgs boson with greater certainty.
Because there is also the possibility that it is nothing but the standard model has not predicted … which would lead to further research again.
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