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Scientists may have found ‘God particle’

Scientists say they have found a new particle consistent with the long-sought “God particle”.

THE physicists say they have discovered a particle consistent with the Higgs boson, a theoretical particle that is key to the scientific understanding of all matter.

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research or CERN said the discovery was a milestone in the understanding of nature.

Physicists stressed the results presented at a joint conference in Melbourne and Geneva were preliminary.

They were unsure if the particle was the long sought-after Higgs boson, or God particle, or something more “exotic”.

“The next step will be to determine the precise nature of the particle and its significance for our understanding of the universe,” a CERN statement said.

CERN director general Rolf Heuer said it was a milestone.

“We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature,” he said.

“The discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson opens the way to more detailed studies, requiring larger statistics, which will pin down the new particle’s properties, and is likely to shed light on other mysteries of our universe.”

A spokesman for one of two teams involved in the experiment said the preliminary results were dramatic.

“This is indeed a new particle,” CMS experiment spokesperson Joe Incandela said.

“We know it must be a boson and it’s the heaviest boson ever found.

“The implications are very significant and it is precisely for this reason that we must be extremely diligent in all of our studies and cross-checks.”

CERN said positive identification of the new particle’s characteristics would take considerable time and data.

The standard model of particle physics described the fundamental particles from which we, and every visible thing in the universe, are made, and the forces acting between them, CERN said.

“All the matter that we can see, however, appears to be no more than about four per cent of the total.

“A more exotic version of the Higgs particle could be a bridge to understanding the 96 per cent of the universe that remains obscure.”