Dr. Sujata Tarafdar
Physics Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India
The Higgs boson has nothing to do with ‘GOD’ in any religion or mythology. The scientific theories trying to explain the creation of the universe required that a particle with certain properties named the Higgs boson (after Peter Higgs in 1960) should exist. This particle explains the presence of ‘mass’ in the universe. However, it had not been detected experimentally for about half a century. Now finally it seems the particle is proved to exist, so the theory is validated.
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