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Almost 50 years after the physicist Peter Higgs gave theoretical proofs about existence of it, the Higgs Boson, has now been successfully detected along with concluding data about its existence. But what is special about this particle? Is it wise to call it the 'God Particle'? And what is the reason of so much media excitement on this?
Obviously, discovery of 'Higgs Boson' or actually, to be more accurate, a particle which shows properties very close to 'Higgs Boson' as theorised by Peter Higgs has become a model of scientific approach of understanding nature and it is a proof of how much can be achieved just by strong will and vision. What happened at CERN is obviously a great discovery, but that's not the end, and obviously it was not the beginning. Unknown to most people is the fact that the particle found at CERN is one of fewer than 20 building blocks all known matter is made from. In fact, in 1980s CERN made discovery of W and Z Bosons which were also very important in the standard model but it didn't get as much attention as Higgs or in a way nothing compared to it. So, if it is not that much new to the physicists, then what makes it really special and worthy of so much media coverage.
Well, as long as media is concerned there are number of facts which together made it 'The Big Show'. The amount of money which had been put in creating the LHC and making it run is just eye popping. Also, a theory given almost half century back finally became experimentally verified. Apart from that, the technological advancement in communication and involvement of scientists from different regions of the world at such a large scale resulted in the big buzz.