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Lancaster physicists poised for mystery particle announcement

07/03/2012 00:00:00

​This week scientists from around the globe will congregate in Melbourne and Geneva for the latest news on the hunt for the Higgs.

Finding the Higgs Boson would provide the last, crucial piece of evidence in support of the Standard Model, the most widely accepted explanation of how the Universe works.

On Wednesday July 4, researchers at CERN in Geneva will announce the latest findings from the world’s largest scientific experiment – the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - and the search for the elusive Higgs Boson.

Lancaster physicists Dr Harald Fox and Katy Grimm will be at CERN for the announcement; meanwhile Professor Roger Jones will be at the International Conference on High Energy Physics at Melbourne where there will be a live two-way link up with Geneva.

Physicists have been working for years to find clear evidence proving or disproving the existence of the particle which, according the Standard Model, must exist if we are to be able to explain how things have mass.

Here Lancaster High Energy Particle Physicist Professor Roger Jones describes the atmosphere at CERN as researchers come closer to making a definitive announcement about the existence of the Higgs.