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Written by Lizzy Davies   
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 09:25

Wednesday 4 July 2012

All the latest developments from Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, as scientists gather for a major announcement

The Large Hadron Collider at Cern, near Geneva. Scientists there are making an announcement this morning, thought to be about the possible discovery of the Higgs boson particle. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/AP

10.16am: Earlier I pointed out that four of the 10 worldwide trends on Twitter were Higgs-related. I erred. There were five- but one of them was Comic Sans.

Turns out that, instead of remarking on the incredible achievements of the physicists at Cern, some people would prefer to ridicule them for presenting their results in a funny font.

9.58am: Peter Higgs has just been asked to say a few words.

"For me it's a really incredible thing that it's happened in my lifetime," he said, giving his congratulations to everyone involved in what he described as a "tremendous achievement".

9.49am: Peter Higgs, who first proposed the idea of this boson in 1964 and is now 83, may have shed a tear or two there- a sight which seems to have got everyone else going too.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/jul/04/higgs-boson-discovered-live-coverage-cern

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 July 2012 10:28
 

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