Trickling down through pop science media: The Large Hadron Collider has not found "the God particle," the Higgs boson.
From The Australian (August 23, 2011),
INTERNATIONAL scientists searching to solve the greatest riddle in all of physics say that signs are fading of the elusive Higgs-Boson particle, which is believed to give objects mass.
Just last month, physicists announced at a European conference that a big atom-smasher experiment had shown tantalising hints of the Higgs-Boson, as the search to identify the particle enters the final stretch with results expected late next year.
Sometimes described as the "God particle" because it is such a mystery yet such a potent force of nature, the Higgs-Boson – if it exists – represents the final piece of the Standard Model of physics.
"At this moment we don't see any evidence for the Higgs in the lower mass region where it is likely to be," said physicist Howard Gordon, deputy US ATLAS operations program manager.
ATLAS is the biggest particle collider lab at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)"s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). …
Remember "Physicists closing in on the God"? That was just so last November.
Prophet, ranting: There IS a God. There is no God particle. There is no God machine!
File under: New gimmick needed pronto.
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