A supposed leaked document suggesting that the Higgs boson, a subatomic "God Particle," has been discovered by a team of physicists working from the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. The supposed discovery is considered to be possibly one of the "most interesting" scientific finds regarding the Big Bang Theory by some noted scientists while others are claiming the find is a hoax. The Higgs boson is considered by many to be crucial to the formation of the Universe and explains how particles have mass under the Standard Model of the particle physics theory.
The document stating the possible Higgs boson find was discovered at the 17 mile long particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). On April 22, 2011 an anonymous post at Not Even Wrong, by mathematician Peter Woit of Columbia University, indicated that the LHC broke a world record for beam intensity and perhaps detected the Higgs boson, one of the most sought after subatomic particles since the cosmos was born. The LHC broke the world record held by the U.S. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory's Tevatron collider, placed in 2010, when beams collided at a luminosity of 4.024 x 1032cm-2s-1. The LHC set the new record for beam intensity with a luminosity of 4.67 x 1032-cm-2s-1. For some scientists, this leak could be one of the most powerful moments in history as the discovery could answer questions regarding the most principles of physics, laws of nature, and creation.
An official statement regarding the find has not been released leaving many scientists to dismiss the Higgs boson document a hoax. The LHC is expected to be shutdown due to funding issues at the end of the year and many believe the find is an attempt to draw financing.
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