Higgs-Boson: What Is The “God Particle”, And Why Is It So Important?

By: Amanda Crum - July 2, 2012

Particle physicists think they have discovered a key element to a question we have never been able to answer: where did we come from?

While it’s long been thought in the scientific world that life on Earth was created by a “big bang”–the high-energy collision of particles and matter billions of years ago within the universe–one very big snag in the theory was the question of where those particles came from, themselves. It becomes a sort of, “chicken-or-the-egg” thing, and thinking about it too long makes my brain hurt; if I could get Neil Degrasse Tyson to explain it to me, I’m sure it would all sound simple enough.

The missing element to the theory is what scientists call the “God particle”–the Higgs boson–, which has been to those in the science world what the Holy Grail was for Indiana Jones; much speculated about, but always just out of reach. Now, researchers think they’ve found a key element to that particle, what is essentially a “footprint” of the Higgs boson, and are eager to examine it more carefully to determine if it is, in fact, the basis of living organisms.

If you picture the Higgs boson as a huge field in space which affects everything it comes into contact with, you’ll get a sense of why it’s so important. Other particles are either super-charged because of it, and are therefore attracted to it, or they don’t have much energy and sort of slog through the particle field. The super-charged particles give the Higgs boson more mass. Only it’s not volumetric mass; in this case, “mass” means a charge, or energy. I’ll let these guys explain it:

The Higgs Boson Explained from PHD Comics on Vimeo.

That’s essentially been the theory, anyway. And if what has been discovered is indeed a Higgs boson, we may be able to determine exactly how it began all those billions of years ago. But those hard-working scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) aren’t getting ahead of themselves; they’ll be announcing on Wednesday what they’ve found but won’t claim to have discovered anything just yet, not until much more data can be completed.

“I agree that any reasonable outside observer would say, ‘It looks like a discovery,'” British theoretical physicist John Ellis, a longtime researcher at CERN, said. “We’ve discovered something which is consistent with being a Higgs.”

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Amanda CrumAmanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum

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  • Emily

    So the Higgs-Boson is the hat? Its whatever is pulling the particles together and/or slowing them down and determining everything thats created in the world?

    The video was amazing but needed to be slower for us non-science people

  • http://www.webpronews.com/higgs-boson-what-is-the-god-particle-and-why-is-it-so-important-2012-07 Linnell

    What a great discovery, but I believe that if this is true then we are in for more problems. We would be able to create a duck fish, a lion dog etc… This is not good because people would be able to use it for bad as well.

  • brandy

    If it does exist then it will be fascinating and terrifying what will be possible and what it will change. Mankind does not have the best track record with such powerful knowledge and add the divine nature to it…well that is just a disaster waiting to happen.

    • Shan

      Mankind must not use this knowledge negatively or….

      • http://finallyanime.com Nuu

        I see what you did there…

    • Dennis

      What divine nature are you speaking of?

  • Hariz

    Its pretty much like olden day alchemy isn’t it? People speculate what they don’t understand, disagree, political escalation, bla bla bla. If there is such a thing as a “God Particle” anyway. Might be a zero error for all we know xD

  • Tiffany

    I actually found this article because I googled “higgs boson niel degrasse tyson.” lol! He really makes physics sound so simple. :) I like how these guys explained it though. I’ll have to watch the vid again.

  • Dave

    where did the Higgs Boson come from?

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