Since ancient times man has been trying to link science and divinity in order to put at peace the mind and the soul altogether. For far too long the scientists groups and the religious camps have been regarded as an antithesis while rare genius minds that believed in a strong link between the two ideologies have strived to prove that the science facts are in a strong relationship with divine beliefs. From Leonardo da Vinci to Einstein the idea of science not denying religion has grown in the minds and souls of man and now we are in front of the biggest discovery in this direction: the existence of the Higgs boson is confirmed 100%. The “God particle” is celebrated throughout the world by scientists and its confirmation comes, odd enough, exactly at the time of the election of a new Pope in Vatican that happens to be a scientist (chemist) at core. Perhaps this is the time when conservatory religion takes a step forward to admit that the Higgs boson is indeed a very important missing link between what we perceive as the real world and the greater-powers that rule over our universe.
The thought-to-be “God particle” has been discovered last year in July at the CERN research facility built in the undergrounds of Geneva, Switzerland. There have been a lot contestations upon the finding, but now everything is crystal clear as CERN has confirmed that the boson discovered in last year’s July is absolutely sure a Higgs boson. As there is no doubt anymore the $10 billion CERN has invested in research since 2008 have paid off: “The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent and to me it is clear that we are dealing with the Higgs boson though we still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is”, Joe Incandela, CMS spokesman. The research is bound to continue, with stronger grounds and bigger motivation than ever, as a lot of work is still to be done in determining what type of Higgs boson it is.
The “God particle” discovery is set to win the Nobel Prize and open a great deal of doors in other fields of research: from medical to the Universe.
The Higgs boson is the sub-atomic particle that holds matter together and gives all the physical energies in our real world a shape and it is believed to be the “trigger” to the Big Bang event. If humankind will be able to manipulate this particle we are looking at drastic changes to the world we know today. Perhaps it is enough to know of its existence and use it as an ultimate truth in the further understanding of the seen and unseen Universe we live in.
Peter Higgs, the father of the boson theory, has built this idea in 1964 and he is still alive at the moment to see his research confirmed with an epic conclusion.