Published 7 July 2012 by Beatrice Lugger

Higgs boson and CERN stir up excitement at Lindau

The news that scientists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN have discovered a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson, which may explain how matter attains its mass, excited and energized the Laureates and young researchers at Lindau. While more work will be needed to be certain the particle is indeed a Higgs, Video Diarist Heather Gray of CERN got reaction to result of the announcement.

Beatrice Lugger

Beatrice Lugger is a science journalist and science social media specialist with a background as a chemist. She is Scientific Director of the National Institute for Science Communication, NaWik – @BLugger is her twitter handle, Quantensprung her own blog.