Tomorrow morning , in a packed auditorium in CERN, the physicists will be revealing the latest update on the hunt for the Higgs boson, sometimes referred to as the ‘god’ particle. This could be the most anticipated moment in the history of modern science. The Higgs is the last particle of the standard model yet to be found, without it the standard model, the most successful theory in particle physics, falls apart. The idea of the Higgs boson was first introduced around 50 years ago to shore up the holes in the standard model and solve the long-standing mystery of why particles have mass and why some have more than others.
CERN has always insisted that if the Higgs was discovered it would be announced at its home in Geneva. The LHC has already found tantalising glimpses of the Higgs, announced back in December. However, if the rumours are true, tomorrow will be an important day in the history of particle physics.
If your not a particle physicist at CERN or cannot fit in the sure to be packed auditorium, the seminar will be webcast here from 8:55 am (CEST) ready for the start at 9am.