CERN Discovers Hugs Boson

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CERN Discovers Hugs Boson

Postby xcthulhu on April 1st, 2011, 3:53 pm 

In a surprise find, it’s Hugs, not Higgs

Secondary school student in astonishing educational-programme discovery. “Hugs boson” discovered in analysis of LHC data.

Shock. That has been the universal reaction to the announcement that the data from the LHC, which has yet to reveal the Higgs boson, has already led to the discovery of a hitherto unsuspected particle, the Hugs. What makes the discovery even more astonishing is that it was made by a 16-year-old student who signed up for the "Masterclass" programme. This programme has 110 participating laboratories and universities across Europe and gives 6000 secondary students the opportunity to perform realistic physics experiments. For the first time, the students this year have been working with actual LHC data.


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